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Andy Currier

USAID project mapping and titling land in Petauke, Zambia in July 2018. Photo: Sandra Coburn
September 16, 2020
Shifting land registries onto blockchain is a part of the broader move to "unlock the economic potential of land" in order to put more land and natural resources into exploitation by private interests.
Mexican fruit pickers. (CC BY-NC 2.0) Alex Proimos
Mexican fruit pickers. (CC BY-NC 2.0) Alex Proimos
March 31, 2020
Forced to continue working in conditions that place their lives at risk, the harsh realities these workers face in daily life are coming center stage.
Flooded fields near the Shire and Linkhubula rivers in Malawi. The area is still recovering from the flooding after Cyclone Idai hit the country. Credit: GovernmentZA (CC BY-ND 2.0)
January 23, 2020
On October 15th 2019, Malawi’s Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Water Development, Kondwani Nankhuma kicked off the 14th year of the country’s Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP). The program, which distributes vouchers to farmers that subsidize the cost of fertilizer and "improved" seed varieties, has been the dominant response to persistent food insecurity in the country.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Credit: USDA, Tom Witham
December 26, 2019
Early December, the Trump administration finalized a rule that will tighten work requirements to qualify for food stamps; a decision that will strip desperately needed food assistance from an estimated 700,000 people.