Analysts watch food situation in West Africa

Aid agencies and government officials remain on alert in West Africa, where drought, chronic malnutrition and poverty have led to devastating and recurrent food shortages. Though climate change does indeed play a role, food security experts in West Africa say families in some regions are simply living so close to the edge that even a slight weather change, a sudden price hike or a brief period of civil unrest can spell hunger. Moreover, according to most analysis, the real issue is not related to food production, but access to food. Read more here.


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