See media coverage and interviews with Roger Thurow about his book, The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change.
Zipporah Biketi is a 31 year old mother of four from the village of Kabuchai in western Kenya, where she lives with her husband, Sanet, who is in the animal trading business.
Francis Mamati is a 54 year old maize farmer from the village of Kabuchai in western Kenya, where he lives with his wife Mary and their nine children. His main goal is educating his children to lift them from poverty.
Leonida Wanyama is a 43 year old farmer and village elder from the Lutacho village in western Kenya. Her husband, Peter, was injured in a traffic accident many years ago; thus, she completely supports her seven children with food and education.
Rasoa Wasike is a 31 year old mother of three young boys from the village of Kabuchai in western Kenya. She is a small-holder farmer and an upcoming entrepreneur as she invested in a calf to eventually pay for her son’s education.
The Last Hunger Season Multi-Part Series
Documentary Film Trailer by Courter Films & Associates
The Last Hunger Season – Faith Video Series by One Campaign
Book Discussions and Speeches
Roger Thurow’s TedxChange at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Last Hunger Season Book Discussion at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Setting the Stage: One Billion Hungry. Can we Feed the World Sustainably?
Take Note: Hunger in an Age of Plenty
Roger Thurow’s Interview with WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner, February 2014
Roger Thurow’s Interview with Tom Paulson at Humanosphere, April 2013
The Last Hunger Season: When Will It Come?, Bread for the World, May 29, 2013
The Last Hunger Season: Study Guide and Quotes, Opportunity International, May 2013
The Last Hunger Season, One Billion Hungry, April 26, 2013
One Book One Northwestern: Last Hunger Season, Northwestern University, April 8, 2013
University Announces hoice for Next One Book One Northwestern, The Daily Northwestern, April 8, 2013
Out of Africa, Harvard Business Review, November 2012
The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change By Roger Thurow, Washington Post, September 7, 2012
The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change, Philanthropy News Digest, November 29, 2012
The Last Hunger Season, Acumen, August 8, 2012
The Last Hunger Season, Financial Times, July 22, 2012
The Last Hunger Season: How an NGO is Raising African Crop Yields, The National, May 26, 2012
The Last Hunger Season, USGLC, May 18, 2012