World Food Day and the Women of Keur Moussa

Kathleen Mogelgaard –Huffington Post – Wednesday, 16 October 2013 (originally published 15 Oct)

Women cleaning land to prepare for planting
Image: Huffington Post

Tomorrow is World Food Day. This year’s theme is “sustainable food systems for food security and nutrition.”

Reducing hunger around the globe is an ambitious goal, one the world recognized in a set of development goals set in 2000 and reaffirmed last month at a meeting of the UN General Assembly. Unfortunately, there are a lot of barriers standing in the way of that goal, from climate change to war to rapid population growth.

Earlier this year, I visited Keur Moussa, a community about 60 kilometers outside of Dakar, Senegal, to learn how farmers are coping with climate change. Senegal has been designated by the US Agency for International Development as a priority in its Feed the Future food security initiative . . .

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