The hunger season, explained in 3 cartoons

By Malaka Gharib, with Kelly Hauser

One of poverty’s cruelest ironies is that in many countries across the world, the hungriest people are smallholder farmers. In this set of cartoons, find out how the hunger season – the period when a farming family’s crop stockpiles start to run out – affect a family’s ability to survive.

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Learn more about poverty’s cruel irony. Read Roger Thurow’s book, The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change.