Processing & Storage

Africa’s farm exports in the world recession

MARKETING OF PRODUCE to other countries is critical for virtually every country in Africa. In the current economic crisis affecting most of the countries of the World, African countries are in an even tighter position than usual. Some commentators claim that the 2008 peak price for oil of US$147 per barrel was caused by speculators and led to the current recession.

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Grow your own!

With commodity aid from the World Food Programme running at record levels Ronald Watts reviews the potential for growing much more right here in Africa WHILE THE INVASIONS of large-scale commercial farms in Zimbabwe have had a disastrous effect on both exports and production for home consumption, other African countries have benefitted from the expertise of those who have moved elsewhere.

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