Ruth K. Oniang’o

Ruth K. Oniang'o is the Editor-in-Chief of the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (www.ajfand.net).

Africa. This one word is sufficient to evoke images of a doomed people. Africa's population is largely ill-insured against external shocks brought about by natural disasters, adverse climate, war and conflict. It is here too that the ravages of the AIDS pandemic have been most felt. Indeed, the region is plagued by many problems which hurt its ability to ensure food and nutrition security for its people.