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Christian Science Monitor Series Examines African Nations’ Food Security Challenges, Efforts To Strengthen Community Resilience

Christian Science Monitor: In Ethiopia, model drought defenses are put to the test
“The country’s booming capital, Addis Ababa, sits in stark contrast to rural areas struggling against two severe droughts in three years. But innovative aid has helped farming communities manage the crisis…” (Brown, 7/24).

Christian Science Monitor: Madagascar skirted famine — barely. Now, it’s boosting resilience before drought returns.
“Where persistent drought is the new normal, communities will have to adapt — a challenge across eastern Africa. But Madagascar’s success, and the lessons that it learned from its brush with disaster, point to how crises might be averted elsewhere…” (Ford, 7/25).

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