Book Review | Ending the African 'hunger season'

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In western Kenya there are seven seasons, all named for their relation to farming activity. After harvest season in August and September comes second planting, then festival days of December, dry season of January, preparing the land in February, the rains of March and April, when seeds for the first harvest are planted, and then -- each year -- the hunger season. It seems absurd that farmers who grow more food than they can consume must each year go hungry in May, June and July, as they wait for the first crop to grow, but so it goes in Kenya and much of Africa.

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