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At the end of last year I took some friends to visit the Cambridge Union, an institution that has been dedicated to free debate for 200 years. The occasion: the new President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo, was speaking. The theme: what does Africa have to do in the next 60 years to make sure they are not like its last.

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Africa, Azuri, fair trade, farmers, Kambiti East Mango Growers, Kenya, smallholders, value add, value chain -

Decades of development programmes for smallholder farmers across Africa. The Fairtrade label worth almost £2bn in the UK. Big food companies promising more ethics and sustainability. However, so far, this has meant little for 33 million smallholder farmers in Africa, who remain some of the poorest and most vulnerable

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