Bread and Butter Issues

A woman buying vegetables in Baghdad.
Photo courtesy of Ayub Nuri.

This week on War News Radio, we explore the current food crises gripping Iraq and Afghanistan.

First, we talk about the state of agriculture in Iraq and why food production is coming up short. Listen now to Kristin Caspar’s report.

Afghanistan is experiencing a shortage of its most important staple: wheat. Anxieties are rising along with food prices, as Afghans struggle to find solutions. Elise Garrity and Asher Sered report.

Then, we chat with Robin Lodge from the World Food Program in Iraq. As food prices rise around the globe, how and how much is Iraq affected? Listen now to Elizabeth Hipple’s report.

Finally, three Iraqis from Kurdistan tell us about the day-to-day problems they face when buying and selling food. Sonny Sidhu and Elizabeth Hipple report.

These stories this week from War News Radio.

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