The famine and food security crisis

The famine and food security crisis

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Food insecurity is on the rise again. Driven by conflict, the consequences of famine and food insecurity are a central feature of today’s humanitarian crises and complex emergencies.

In this episode, I talk with Matt Nims, the acting director of Food for Peace at the U.S. Agency for International Development. We discuss the impact of food insecurity on affected populations, the challenges in responding and the promising approaches that can mitigate the severity of a food security crisis.  

What is a famine and how is it declared? How does the response differ between Yemen and northern Nigeria? And, how much should we worry about an invasion of fall armyworms? You’ll want to hear what Matt has to say.

This year’s theme for A Deeper Look podcast is Humanitarian Crises and Emergency Response. You can hear it on SoundCloud or iTunes. I invite you to subscribe and join the conversation by leaving a comment or sharing the link on social media.

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