A Year in an African Farm Community

Roger Thurow tells the story of a group of smallholder farmers in western Kenya who took an enormous risk to try to change their lives against the backdrop of our looming global challenge to feed the world’s growing population. The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change is about how this community deals with the wanjala—the hunger season that can last up to eight or nine months at a time.