Shelley Thakral, communications and advocacy specialist with the World Food Program, joined The World's host Marco Werman from Johannesburg, South Africa, to discuss the dire situation.
Back in March, a Category 4 cyclone hit the island of Madagascar. At least 81 people were killed and 6,000 others were displaced. The cyclone also washed away one of the island's main sources of income: vanilla.
Germany's Madagascar Plan is one of the lesser-known ‘what ifs’ of World War II history.
A reforestation project in southern Madagascar is looking to rebuild the region's forests, lemur populations and even the economy. And it turns out the secret ingredient for regenerating the once-abundant landscape is lemur poop.
In the days after World War II, musicians in the northern villages of the huge island nation of Madagascar started fusing traditional folk songs with modern styles. The result was a style called salegy, and it's still everywhere in Madagascar, now evolving for yet another new age.
Rumors are flying that a new toad that has shown up in a part of Madagascar can kill people and even cows. It's not true, but the imported amphibians could mean big trouble for what's left of the island's unique plants and animals.
Trying to figure out where that confiscated rhino horn came from? Is that guitar made from a piece of endangered tropical hardwood? You might find the answers to your questions at the US Fish & Wildlife Service's Forensic Lab in Ashland, Oregon, the only one like it in the world.
Can you name the geographical formation that stretches the entire length of Kenya, from north to south of Kenya and on which the great migration of the Masai Mara takes place?
Economist and food-policy researcher Shane Bryan says along with producing better tools, we need to foster environments in which those tools are truly useful.
Supporters say a novel way of growing rice and other crops can quadruple yields with less seed, water and fertilizer. It could be an important hedge against climate pressures--if the gains are real.