I am really pleased by my friend Sam Loewenberg’s recent NY Times op-ed about the East Horn famine crisis: he not only outlines the severity of the problem, pointing out specific instances of international failure to prevent or mitigate it, but he also suggests a potential example of a solution. This example is a small farm that uses localized funding sources and local knowledge. Last summer, we did a series at Dowser about similar efforts to prevent future famines that revolve around local communities and small shareholder farms. It’s great to see this idea presented in the mainstream press.
Here are the stories I did for Dowser on existing or potential solutions to the East Horn famine: