It has been nearly a decade since Andrew Rugasira came up with a plan to streamline sales between Ugandan coffee growers and British supermarkets in an effort to show that trade is more crucial than aid for development. Tim Adams visits with Rugasira, who recently wrote a book on his Good African coffee company project, to assess what has worked and what hasn't. The Observer (London)(2/16)
A not-so good African story:
If trade is good for development, the question must be asked: "When will the developed countries stop 'dumping "chicken legs"' on developing countries at reduced prices that prevent developing countries farmers from selling their "chicken legs" at a price that will sustain their farm and family?
(The "free trade agreement" has benefited U.S. exports.)