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The last hunger season : a year in an African farm community on the brink of change

Author: Roger Thurow; Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Documents the story of a group of Kenyan farmers working to transcend lives of dire poverty and hunger to secure better opportunities for their families, illuminating their challenges while explaining the necessity of improving Africa's agriculture sector.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Thurow; Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
ISBN: 9781610390675 1610390679 9781610390682 1610390687
OCLC Number: 744287741
Description: xx, 272 p. : ill., maps, photographs ; 25 cm.
Contents: Maps --
Prologue --
Simiyu (the dry season) --
Masambu (preparing the land) --
Wafula (the rains) --
Wanjala (the hunger) --
Wekesa (the harvest) --
Sirumbi (second planting) --
Sikuku (festival days) --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Roger Thurow.

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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  Read more...
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