Leadership choices are a leading cause of food insecurity. At present, four countries -- Yemen, Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan -- are experiencing acute food emergencies and/or famines. In each case, leadership choices, in those countries and elsewhere, have played a major role in the current food crises. This analysis by Reuters looks at major famines since 1950 and finds government policies and conflict, not just weather, to be the primary causes of famine-related deaths. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-datadive-famine-idUSKBN18M1FQ
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