For development agencies like Catholic Relief Services, contending with land ownership and land tenure issues is a central concern of post-disaster recovery.
Despite the name, the Iowa Hunger Summit, held here Oct. 14, is not solely concerned with food insecurity among the people of Iowa, but also throughout the United States and other countries of the world.
The state of Iowa, as the country's leader in corn production, seems to be a fitting place for the summit to happen every fall. This year, the summit celebrated the centennial anniversary of the birth of native son and Nobel Prize winner Dr. Norman Borlaug, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his efforts to end world hunger.
A decade later, the Darfur crisis is far from over, despite attempts by the Sudanese government to minimize what has happened.