(Incidentally, 150 ONE advocates are on Capitol Hill today to urge Congress to protect lifesaving programs in the FY13 International Affairs budget. Sound familiar? One of Bread for the World's mini campaigns in the 2012 Offering of Letters asks Congress to protect poverty focused foreign assistance).
The Last Hunger Season tells the story o a group of Kenyan farmers working to transcend lives of dire poverty and hunger illuminates the challenges, and vital necessity, of transforming Africa's agriculture sector
Here's a description of the book:
Better yet, here is a short video (8 minutes) that goes with the book.
Roger Thurow spent a year following their progress. In The Last Hunger Season, the intimate dramas of the farmers' lives unfold amidst growing awareness that to feed the world's growing population, food production must double by 2050. How will the farmers, Africa, and a hungrier world deal with issues of water usage, land ownership, foreign investment, corruption, GMO's, the changing role of women, and the politics of foreign aid?