agriculture

Arts, Culture & Media

Corn in Africa

Development agencies have long promoted corn as a crop that can modernize African agriculture. Yet some food experts say Africa has now become over-reliant on corn, and the result has been increased malnutrition and vulnerability to famine.

Global Politics

A DDT debate in Uganda

In Uganda, a government program to battle malaria using DDT has provoked a fierce backlash. Some fear the government is poisoning them. Yet many public health experts say the risks of DDT are far less than the risks of malaria. On PRI's The World.

Development & Education

Geo answer

In south-western Ireland sheep sometimes stray. That's where Brendan Ferris comes in. He's a shepherd. You can usually find him at his farm, the Kells Sheep Center. It's located on the Ring of Kerry, which is the answer, by the way, to our Geo Quiz.