Studying the local landscape
As people respond to the needs of their particular place, they are also shaping the experiences of people elsewhere.
U.S. farm policy badly needs an overhaul. But first, amid the worst drought in decades, Congress needs to pass an uninspiring farm bill.
Stretches of emptiness are not unusual in life, nor in the life of faith.
Breaking the cycle of drought
Life in Africa's Sahel region is precarious. There is little biodiversity, annual crops offer a meager harvest, and when the rains don't come famine does. But there is a way to break this cycle.