Tag: food security

Ebola and food security: local impacts of the outbreak

Ebola has been all over the news for the past few months. We’ve heard stories about American aid workers and journalists contracting the disease and being flown back to the U.S. for treatment. We’ve heard about the increasing numbers of deaths in West Africa. We’ve heard about the breach in infection control protocol at Texas

Northwestern Professor Discusses Food Security

Amanda Logan, assistant professor at Northwestern’s Anthropology Department, spoke Friday as a part of the Buffett Center Faculty/Fellow Series. Her talk, entitled “An Archaeology of Food Security in West Africa,” focused on her research in Banda, Ghana. Amanda Logan wants to disprove a commonly referenced idea surrounding food security in Africa: the idea that farmers