The Council on Foreign Relations’ Isobel Coleman discuss how the U.S. drought has far reaching impacts on food prices globally, highlighting its impact on the poverty-stricken nation of Malawi.

The high-poverty nation of Malawi is one country particularly sensitive to today’s rising food prices and adverse weather. Last year, 200,000 Malawians needed food aid, but in early 2013, when the so-called lean season will be at its worst, an estimated 1.6 million people may require it.

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