Drought conditions across large swaths of Africa have left tens of millions in need of food assistance. William G. Moseley explains how national governments and aid groups are responding to the African drought, and how the affected countries are adapting to the new reality of extreme, climate change-induced weather patterns.
A prolonged drought and harsh economic sanctions have made already lean times in North Korea especially dire, with the United Nations warning in May of a “hunger crisis.” Last year’s harvest was the worst in 10 years. Will these difficult economic conditions lead to a change in Kim Jong Un’s behavior?
African countries have long maintained some of the strictest regulations on genetically modified agriculture, with only four out of 47 nations in continental Africa allowing the planting of any genetically modified crops. In an interview, Robert Paarlberg explains why that is unlikely to change anytime soon.