The Last Hunger Season

A Year in an African Farming Community on the Brink of Change

by: Roger Thurow

The Last Hunger Season
Author: Roger Thurow

Publisher: PublicAffairs,U.S.

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Format: Hardback

Publication date: 29 May 2012

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ISBN: 1610390679 ISBN 13: 9781610390675

The Last Hunger Season by Roger Thurow

Africa's small farmers, who comprise two-thirds of its population, toil in a time warp, living and working essentially as they did in the 1930s. This title tells a story of a group of Kenyan farmers working to transcend lives of dire poverty and hunger. It illuminates the challenges, and necessity, of transforming Africa's agricultural sector. Top page

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This story of a group of Kenyan farmers working to transcend lives of dire poverty and hunger illuminates the challenges, and vital necessity, of transforming Africa's agricultural sector. Africa's small farmers, who comprise two-thirds of its population, toil in a time warp, living and working essentially as they did in the 1930s. Without mechanized equipment, fertilizer, or irrigation; using primitive storage facilities, roads and markets; lacking capital, credit and insurance; they harvest only one-quarter the yields of Western farmers, half of which spoil before getting to market. But in 2011, one group of farmers in Kenya came together to try to change their odds for success - and their families' futures. Roger Thurow spent a year following their progress. In "The Last Hunger Season", the intimate dramas of the farmers; lives unfold amidst growing awareness that to feed the world's growing population, food production must double by 2050. How will the farmers, Africa, and a hungrier world deal with issues of water usage, land ownership, foreign investment, corruption, GMS' the changing role of women, and the politics of foreign aid? Top page

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Publisher & Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.

City: New York

Pages: 320

More info: height 236 mm width 155 mm weight 499 gr thickness 36 mm

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Age recommended: General/trade

Subject Indexing & Classification Dewey:(DC23) 338.196762 Library of Congress Subject: Kenya - Rural conditions

Departments: Development economics; Agriculture & farming;

Record updated at: 05 July, 2014 time: 02:01


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