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Journalist Sharon Schmickle Discusses Food Security in Africa

In discussing her project "Tensions over Food Insecurity in Africa," Sharon Schmickle examines the reasons behind malnourishment in Tanzania. Here Schmickle looks beyond the usual focus on drought.

Schmickle incorporates the work of local journalists into the project to give a first-hand report on the struggles farmers face. Due to a divided government, farmers lack access to the improved seeds and tissue cultures that could help them defeat crop diseases and pests.