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Sahel Agriculture

We Can't Afford To Wait Until Severe Drought Strikes To Act

Tim McCully | Posted 09.02.2012 | Impact
Tim McCully

Though we can now clearly see the patterns of increased frequency and severity of droughts in the Sahel region, for years we've responded to each drought as if it was a discrete crisis, and treated the symptoms rather than the disease.

What Are Villagers Eating To Survive This Hunger Season?

Denise Brown | Posted 09.01.2012 | Impact
Denise Brown

The reason for my travel to this remote location of just a few hundred people is simple: As the UN World Food Programme (WFP) Niger Country Director, I am on my way to Touqfine to find out exactly what the villagers are eating this hunger season to survive.

Images Tell the Story of Hunger and Hope in Niger

Rein Skullerud | Posted 08.29.2012 | Impact
Rein Skullerud

After my recent trip to Niger, however, I was so struck by the state of the land and the spirit of the people I met that I wanted to do something I've never done before: tell you about the photos I took.