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African cashew farmers positive and negative impacts

African cashew farmers positive and negative impacts
Africa is the center of the cashew world, producing well over 40 percent of the world's cashew nuts.
Cashew plantations are owned primarily by men in Africa, as women and migrants have difficulty obtaining access to land ownership. For most growers, work in the plantations is manual and involves the use of manual hand tools.
Growers with large cashew plantations use animals to work the land, in rare cases heavy machinery; in all cases, family labor makes an important contribution. Most African cashew nuts are shipped raw and unprocessed directly to processing factories in Asia, where they are turned into kernels for the European, American and Asian markets.
Cashew growing has a positive environmental impact in that it serves to protect, conserve and reconstitute the land. In Cote d’Ivore, Mozambique, Tanzania, Benin, Guinea Bissau, Togo, Burkina Faso and Nigeria, cashew trees are usually grown in areas that are suitable for grow…

Five I’m That Chick African Proverbs

Five I’m That Chick African Proverbs

What are the qualities of a real woman? I'm That Chick African Proverbs teaches us what are the fascinating characteristics of highly desirable women.
5I’m That Chick African Proverbs
The spirit of womanhood consists of truth and openness, which are meant both to please ourselves, and to make others comfortable with real women. Womanhood is the goodness of heart put into daily practice; there can be no true womanhood without kindness, transparency, honesty, and awareness.

Many believe that a strong woman is but a mask worn in the world meant to conceal fragility and weak minded impulses, and to make a show of strength not really existing in the heart. That womanhood is merely hypocrisy and camouflage.
People dismiss true chicks, because to be truly a woman, one must carry the principles into every the circumstance of life, into the family circle, the most intimate friendship, and never forget to extend the gentle courtesies of life to everyone. Be…

Bad Sister African Folklore Story

Mushonga the Bad Sister is a popular South African Folklore story of brutal jealousy and an obsession that ends in the horrific murders of three innocent brothers.

Bad Sister African Folklore Story

Mushonga was the only daughter of Lightning and Rain. One day, Lightning’s three sons from another marriage came to visit their baby sister for the first time in 15 years.  Mushonga did not know her three brothers though the township people said, "Do not you see they are your brothers?" Mushonga was jealous she was no longer her father’s center of attention and decided to kill her three brothers that very night.

The three brothers had, however, a Guinea fowl who watched over them their entire journey to their father’s house. Mushonga begged her boyfriend and his four brothers to help her in her murderous plans and they agreed. However, when the men crept near, in order to kill Mushonga’s brothers, the Guinea fowl made loud screeching noises warning of danger.

The murderous men attemp…

What are the Conflict-Minerals Mined in Africa

What are Conflict-Minerals Mined in Africa
Conflict-Minerals 3TG. Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank-Act; disclosing the use of the conflict-minerals or 3TG, tantalum, tin, gold and tungsten in Africa.

What are the Conflict-Minerals Mined in Africa

Conflict minerals have fueled and continue to help fund and sustain armed violence in Africa. Companies that are required to file a Conflict-Minerals Report must exercise due diligence on the source and chain of custody of their conflict minerals.
Why are conflict minerals called conflict minerals?Food is not the main imported item into Africa however; machinery and equipment top the list. Machinery and equipment used to mine minerals. Pick any household electronic at random such as a cell phone, a remote control, or a laptop and it probably contains minerals mined in Africa. Tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold are some of the four minerals that are most often linked to armed-conflicts and related human rights abuses in Africa. Materials used to make…

West African Garri Fritters Recipe

West African Garri Fritters Recipe

Garri Recipe
Garri is a popular West African food made from cassava flour and fried until golden brown served with delicious African soups and stews.

West African Garri Fritters Recipe
African recipes by African Gourmet

Golden brown Garri Fritters are a favorite recipe of Western Africa made with ground cassava flour and spices fried into delicious snacks.

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10
Total time: 20 min
By Chic African Culture
African food recipe

West African Garri Fritters Recipe
Ingredients 2 cups cassava flour 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1 tablespoon white sugar 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 - 1/3 cups water 1-2 cups oil for frying
Directions In a large frying pan heat vegetable oil. Add all ingredients, mix well and form small fritters, fry until golden brown about 3 minutes on each side. Sprinkle with extra salt or curry powder before serving.

Homemade African Suya Meat Rub Recipe

Homemade African Suya Meat Rub Recipe
Let's make an easy suya meat rub like they do in Nigeria’s capital city of Lagos.

What are Suya Joints?

Suya Spots in Africa three facts
Suya is a street food that defies ethnic and racial boundaries.Suya sellers create delicious street food from the flames of charcoal grills.Suya spots are Lagos equivalent to happy hour.
Mai Suya, often referred to as Mallam are people who make their living by selling roasted Suya, a spicy skewered meat that is a popular delicacy among many African ethnic groups. However, Suya is a street food that defies ethnic and racial boundaries, as even non-locals enjoy it as much as locals. 
Nigeria’s capital city of Lagos generates about a quarter of Nigeria's total gross domestic product; this is due to impart of the local entrepreneurs, the Suya seller.
One of the most prominent ethnic groups in Northern Nigeria, the Hausa tribe traditionally prepares Suya. Suya sellers create delicious street food from the flames of …

Traveling Hot Peppers and Peanuts Fusion Snack Recipe

Traveling Hot Peppers and Peanuts Fusion Snack Recipe

High protein Kuli Kuli African Fusion groundnut snack recipe.
Traveling hot peppers and peanuts Kuli Kuli is a popular snack of the Hausa people on the go. Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture

Kuli Kuli is made from roasted groundnuts ground into a rough paste mixed with sweet and savory spices and deep-fried.

Ingredients 1 cup roasted Bambara groundnuts or peanuts 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground paprika ¼ teaspoon salt Peanut oil for grinding

Directions Grind nuts and spices in a food processor adding enough oil to make a rough paste. Shape the peanut paste into balls. Roll Kuli Kuli in coconut flakes or chocolate chips for an African Fusion twist. Serve as a snack.

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Fear of Losing African Culture

Fear of Losing African Culture

Losing African Cultures

African Cultures are losing traditions and rituals. African rich cultural traditions attract attention worldwide. African Cultures are losing traditions and rituals and this should teach us each African culture is a unique answer to the question of what it means to be human.
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
Indigenous African cultures have been disappearing, taking valuable knowledge with them.

Borana People of Ethiopia and Kenya say
Wan oketen inqamne moqan infud’u.
The ladle cannot serve anything if the pot is empty. - English

Meaning - Africa is experiencing a rapid loss of indigenous cultural identity. Elders from across Africa try to teach by example cultural heritage through conversations that are reflective, respectful and constructive problem talk to the youth of Africa.

However, the youth must be receptive to learning. Building an atmosphere of trust and respect is key in establish…

Two youngest African billionaires

Two Youngest African Billionaires

Two youngest African billionaires as Africa's number of billionaires are increasing.

Two youngest African billionaires are Mohammed Dewji, 41 and Isabel dos Santos, 43.
Africa currently has many African billionaires; Mohammed Dewji is ranked 16th and is the youngest at age 41, his current net worth is 1.4 billion. Isabel dos Santos is ranked 8th with a net worth of 3.2 billion at age 43. 

African Billionaire Mohammed Dewji

African billionaire Tanzania’s richest man and Africa’s 31st richest man
Name: Mohammed "Mo" Gulamabbas Dewji
Net Worth: $1.4 Billion
Age: 41
Source of Wealth: Diversified
Residence: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Citizenship: Tanzania
Marital Status: Married
Children: 3
Most Memorable Quote: “Every good and bad experience in life will teach you something. Choosing how to learn from your past shapes who you are today”
Tanzania'sonly African billionaire Mohammed "Mo" Gulamabbas Dewji is a Tanzanian businessperson, humanitari…

African proverb friendship quote to live by

<br><br>African proverb friendship quote to live by
Peace and love to your mind body and soul today