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Thanksgiving – and A Military Coup – in Sudan

Reposted for Thanksgiving 2012: In 1988 I became COP (Chief of Party) of the field component of a large natural resource management project in Western Sudan that was funded by USAID (US Agency for International Development).  Situated south of el-Obeid, … Continue reading

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Posted in Environment, Food, Food & Politics, Humanitarian Assistance, Research & Development, Social Life, Sudan | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

How Humanitarian Assistance Changes Local Diets and Markets

Mandatory distribution of foodstuffs produced by the donor country is written into many of the humanitarian assistance grants supported by American and EU governments. My first experience with mandatory food aid took place some years ago when working in the … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-General, After the War, Agriculture, Children=The Future, Food Aid, Gardens, Humanitarian Assistance, Neo-colonialism, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments