Now to India, where hundreds of millions of farmers who rely on annual monsoon rains are struggling to survive one of the worst droughts in recent history.
Farmers from the southern Tamil Nadu state have been protesting in the capital for over a month. Their agitation has taken on unusual facets and is aimed at getting a relief package and loans waived from the government.
After years of relying on food handouts, Zimbabwe expects this year to have a substantial maize harvest. But the government must make the crop more attractive to farmers to further ease the perennial hunger problem.
Bestselling writer Kuki Gallmann was wounded while patrolling her ranch in central Kenya. Suspicion has fallen on drought-stricken cattle herders who have been known to drive their animals onto private farms and ranches.
A former child soldier and a Guatemalan evangelical pastor are among this year's winners of the prestigious award, which recognizes activists from each of the world's six geographic regions.
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