Some African countries have witnessed mysterious outbreaks of paralysis. Affected regions are poor, conflict-ridden, where a main food is a variety of cassava.
The tradition of sons returning home to take over the farm remains a strong one. Gradually, though, women are starting to notice some changes.
In this week's podcast, Jennifer Meta-Robinson describes why the placement of the apostrophe is important to her definition of "farmers' markets."
Groups designed for farm women are not just about the social and emotional support. They serve an educational role as well.
Even while the total number of farmers is dropping nationwide, women are taking up a larger piece of the pie.
Changes to the WIC program include more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, yogurt and fish.
$500 million will be taken from the WIC program, which provides at-risk mothers and babies with nutritional meals.