Tune in: Online radio show on Argentina’s farming crisis
Angry with government restrictions on exports and desperate amid drought and the economic crisis, some farmers in Argentina are running for office in the country's upcoming congressional election. Worldfocus.org’s weekly radio show explored the firestorm over agricultural policy. Cristian Harris, Marcelo Regunaga and Marie Trigona joined the conversation. Listen now.
Posted: June 16, 2009 19:22
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Good China coverage at the Guardian
Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian writes about China's promise and problems, reflected in the thoughts of one farmer.
Posted: May 25, 2009 13:20
Latvian farmers weather economic storm
Kristina Rizga of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting writes about how farmers are coping with the difficult economic times in Latvia, where the economy is expected to contract by 16.5 percent this year.
Posted: May 25, 2009 12:08
Ecological refugees flee China’s expanding desert
China is seeing the consequences of excessive water usage and grazing as millions of acres of fertile farmland transform into desert. The country has relocated some of its farmers. Sean Gallagher of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting visits the arid town of Hongsibao in the highlands of north-central China.
Posted: April 20, 2009 07:50
China faces worst drought in 50 years; wheat crops suffer
China has declared a drought emergency and plans to provide nearly $13 billion in relief money, primarily to aid suffering wheat-growing regions. More than 4 million people face water shortages in the worst drought in 50 years.
Posted: February 10, 2009 07:33
Farmers, drought and taxes cripple Argentina
Argentina -- known as the "grocer to the world" -- finds itself trapped by food inflation, a slumping economy and one of the worst droughts in almost 50 years.
Posted: October 8, 2008 18:05