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13 books about food for summer reading

13 food-related books that provide a big-picture look at the various problems and solutions around the food industry.

6. The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change

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    The Last Hunger Season, by Roger Thurow
    PublicAffairs
    328 pp.
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Roger Thurow spent a year with four women smallholder farmers in western Kenya to document their struggles in supporting and feeding themselves and their families. He evaluates the extent to which the work of initiatives like the One Acre Fund can help these farmers pull themselves up and defeat hunger and poverty.

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