No 134 - April 2008

Food products

Inadequate production levels, oil price hikes and a new fad for biofuels are making food costs soar. The trend spells disaster for the poorest consumers, Read More


Upwardly mobile

Portable telephones are proving an income earner for savvy producers

Mobile phones have caught on in the developing world to an even greater extent than computers. Read More

• Traditional knowledge

• Report from South Africa


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A delicacy worth cultivating

Sprouting with economic potential

Wild or cultivated, tropical mushrooms have a commercial potential that is only now starting to receive the attention it deserves. Quick and inexpensive Read More