Nespresso customers around the globe will soon be able to buy coffee from South Sudan. About 500 small farmers are producing it. Many farmers are glad of a cash crop, though it can’t feed their families by itself.
Uganda has always been known as the bread basket of Africa and for the most part that's still true. But both the lack of rainfall in the northeast and the large number of refugees have posed a challenge to the country.
While there has been much recent focus on mass species extinction, a new report shows food staples like coffee and chocolate could also be under threat. But greater agricultural biodiversity can save them.
Swiss food giant Nestle is investing in South Sudan's coffee growing industry.
It's a familiar sight in parts of East Africa - starving children, desiccated carcasses and parched landscapes. 17 million face the threat of hunger. It's a man-made crisis, says Ludger Schadomsky.
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