“Drought does not need to mean famine,” according to Niger’s president, who adds that the country is tired of needing help and not being able to feed its own people. “We need to escape from emergency aid. We need to help our population produce and provide for itself.” More
Now, back to the global food crisis. Joining me today is Tony Hall, the former Ohio congressman who was also the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations humanitarian agencies in Rome.
Between tragedies such as the one in Myanmar and the disastrous worldwide rise in food prices, a question long debated by relief experts has become urgent: What's the best way for the U.S. to help the hungry?