South Sudan’s coffee bushes were abandoned in the long years of war, but continued to naturally cross-pollinate. The result was something special – Robusta coffee with a very distinct and unusual taste profile.
All but three of the twenty major commodities in this dataset have declined over the past five years. For nineteen African countries, one of these five commodities is the leading export earner.
Kenya is punching above its weight in diversification of exports – in the analogy of anthropologists, it is less of a hunter economy and more of a gathering one – all sorts of small items find their way to the export market