Africans don’t drink coffee nor eat much of chocolate, but have to dedicate huge part of their lands to grow those cash-crops instead of food-crops to feed their kids.
Now ask yourself, why White farmers in Africa don’t grow cacao and coffee, because there are lot of white farmers in Africa?
The answer is simple. The world criminal cartel which control the market of coffee and cacao doesn’t leave anything for farmers and producers.
Since Ethiopians decided to reduce their production of coffee, and focused on other crops the country is doing much better with it’s agriculture. Ethiopian exports grew at a rate of 20% per year, one of the highest rates in Sub-Saharan #Africa: wrld.bg/zxHW8
Now, let’s talk about teak timber trees. Germans are now giving money (subsidies) to african farmers in Togo to lock their lands for 30 years to produce teak trees for their market. Economically that makes no sense, but monetary incentive are very powerful on the weakest.
We have to wake up and refuse those dubious money trowed at us to compromise our future. IF you have parents who grow coffee, cacao, teak ask them to slowly cut the trees and grow food for their kids.
Africa STILL imports over 40 billions dollar food every year!
Those who drink coffee and cacao would have to find ways to grow those crops themselves. (Monsanto could make GMO coffee or cacao that could grow in Europe or America)!
“Africans are probably the only people on earth who are convinced that their oppressor will genuinely give them tools to liberate themselves.” @geno_brown