The Foods that Fix Malnutrition

Pearl millet. Finger millet. Green gram. Prickly pear cactus. Teff. Bambara groundnut. Sorghum. Pigeon pea. The names of these foods could be familiar to regular readers of this newsletter, but […]

Does VACS Signal a Turning Point in Development Philosophy?

Major foreign aid institutions have long been criticized for emphasizing big-money projects over more cost-effective, smaller-scale approaches toward fostering human potential. Much aid has gone towards high-cost urban infrastructure, which […]

Food Security Forecast for 2024: Dark Skies Ahead


The economic disruptions brought about by war, price inflation, and the lingering effects of a global pandemic combined to make 2023 a challenging year for worldwide food security. Unfortunately, these […]