A Good African Story

A Good African Story

How A Small Company Built A Global Coffee Brand

Book - 2013
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Since it was founded in 2003, Good African Coffee has helped thousands of farmers earn a decent living, send their children to school and escape a spiral of debt and dependence. Africa has received over $1 trillion in aid over the last fifty years and yet despite these huge inflows, the continent remains mired in poverty, disease and systemic corruption. In A Good African Story , Andrew Rugasira argues that trade has achieved what years of aid failed to deliver, and has provided a tantalising glimpse of what Africa could be.

As he recounts the very personal story of his company and the challenges that he has faced - and overcome - as an African entrepreneur, Rugasira discusses the barriers that currently prevent fair and equal trade between Africa and the rest of the world. He sets out the arguments for building a sustainable trade framework and reducing dependency on handouts. And he builds up a manifesto for a revolution in the way that Africa is perceived.

This is a book about Africa taking its destiny in its own hands, and dictating the terms of its future.

Publisher: London : Bodley Head, 2013.
ISBN: 9781847922076
Characteristics: xxxii, 254 p. ; 24 cm.

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