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Old 06-29-2015, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Allendale MI
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Really? I read somewhere that Zimbabwe was once a large agriculture exporter.
Industrialized farming. Cannot eat tobacco.
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Really? I read somewhere that Zimbabwe was once a large agriculture exporter.

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Industrialized farming. Cannot eat tobacco.
Yep, Zimbabwe's big agricultural exports are tobacco, sugar and cotton. They import huge amounts of corn. They also import rice and wheat.

A lot of African countries are trading away gold and diamonds just to keep themselves fed.
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Old 07-04-2015, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Around the UK!
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Really? I read somewhere that Zimbabwe was once a large agriculture exporter.
You are right - it was! Even referred to as the bread basket of the region.

But it was trashed!! Stupid political policies with no foresight (unfortunately not only an uniquely African political problem!) managed to cripple a very viable country.

The result is that it's now ripe for recolonization ... this time by the Chinese! (with the beads and trinkets replaced by dollars into foreign bank accounts).
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