Is Africa ready for New Food Crisis?

Published on 24th July 2012

Lessons for Africa from the United States of America

The United States of America is facing a devastating drought that threatens to plunge the world into a new food crisis. The worst US drought in 50 years has pushed commodity prices to record high with Corn and Soya bean surpassing the peaks of 2007/08 (Cnbc.com; accessed July 20, 2012). The US government has declared over 1,000 counties in 29 states as federal disaster areas (Nytimes.com; accessed July 20, 2012).

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