Fred Abrahams

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From Schools to Shelters in Iraq

Yazidi refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan now sleep in classrooms, hallways, and the courtyards of facilities intended for children’s education. What happens when school starts?

Land ‘investment’ deals in Africa: Say ‘no way!’

Land investments - the purchase or lease of vast tracts of land from mostly poor, developing countries by wealthier food-insecure nations and private investors for the production and export of food and agrofuel crops - have become a very fast-paced international phenomenon.

Postcard from…Albania

It's the 20-year anniversary of the beginning of the end of Europe's last communist state.

Food and Trade: Dialogue

FPIF asked Anuradha Mittal of the Oakland Institute and Gawain Kripke of Oxfam whether international trade is good for agriculture or not. Mittal sees free trade as hazardous to farmers and farming. Kripke sees a role for trade in sustainable development. While they agree on many points, here they also take issue with each other's positions.

Free Trade Doesn’t Help Agriculture

FPIF asked Anuradha Mittal of the Oakland Institute and Gawain Kripke of Oxfam whether international trade is good for agriculture or not. Mittal sees free trade as hazardous to farmers and farming. Kripke sees a role for trade in sustainable development. While they agree on many points, here they also take issue with each other's positions.

Kosovos Tricky Waltz

Kosovo is on its way to becoming the latest piece of former Yugoslavia to achieve nationhood. But a bumpy road lies ahead.

Free Market Famine

Niger is the poorest country in the world. Neither humanitarian aid nor free-market reforms prevented its 2005 food crisis.