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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.


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.


Saving a river along the US-Mexico border

Arizona and the Mexican state of Sonora are divided by an international border. But they're united by the Santa Cruz river. Now government agencies and citizens groups on both sides are struggling to preserve this precious waterway. Lorne Matalon reports.


Senegal farmers push local food movement

Buying produce that's grown nearby is good for the community, good for the planet and good for your health. Farmers in the nation of Senegal are trying to make that case to their countrymen, but it's not so easy. The World's Jori Lewis has the story.