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In Somalia, Hunger Isn’t All About the Rains

Somalia is the only country to have suffered two famines in recent history.  Its farming and livestock industries are strong but political turmoil and ongoing violence leave populations vulnerable to food insecurity. In some ways, Kassim Abdikadir is lucky. He works on farms around Afgooye, near Mogadishu, and earns money he can use at the local market.  And when he goes to that market, there is food in the stalls. But in Somalia, as in many food-insecure countries, the story...

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