Timi Gerson

Three Things Washington Needs to Remember in Haiti

Originally posted on Last week, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee released a report on the state of play regarding relief and reconstruction efforts in Haiti. It doesn’t paint a pretty picture. One of the report’s major findings is that the various donor governments are having trouble agreeing on a unified set of priorities and plans, in …

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What Does Global Finance Have Against African Farmers?

African countries aren’t spending enough on agriculture,IRIN reported last week. And that’s a bad thing: “Spending money on food production is critical in Africa, where 70 percent of people live in rural areas and depend on agriculture for food and income. There are also going to be more people to feed in Africa in the …

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