Southern Africa International Affairs Report
(Letter No. 11)
by Ted Lockwood, American Friends Service Committee
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
American Friends Service Committee
This newsletter reports that most people in Southern Africa depend on farming and keeping animals; for governments, agriculture is a prize source of foreign exchange. In Zimbabwe, for example, exports of cotton, tea, coffee, sugar, maize, and tobacco earn as much or more than chrome, nickel and other minerals. The newsletter reports that agricultural production is not keeping up with population growth. Agricultural production in Mozambique and Angola has shrunk, as they have been hit by South African aggression. Climate also is part of the problem; drought diverts people and resources to relief and away from long-term solutions. The newsletter discusses SADCC (Southern Africa Development Coordinating Conference), an organization of the nine states in Southern Africa founded in 1980 to lessen their dependence on South Africa. The newsletter reports on donor countries and international organizations, including the World Bank, FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization), and USAID.
Used by permission of American Friends Service Committee.
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections