How loss of traditional practices contributes to Africa's drought

08/8/2011 | Washington Post, The

Drought alone is not responsible for the famine in Africa, writes William G. Moseley, a professor of geography and African studies at Macalester College. Rather, a number of factors are to blame, including the constriction of herders' routes through countryside, the sale of land to foreign countries and the reliance on cash crops. To address the problem, the world community should encourage traditional practices that are more adaptable to weather conditions, he wrote.

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