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Coffee to ease ethnic tensions?

Coffee brings people togetherThe World Bank PSD blog points to a piece the BBC had on coffee plantations in Rwanda. Apart from producing fair trade and high-quality coffee, coffee growing reportedly produces healing and reconciling effects of joint work by Hutus and Tutsis, fostering understanding and providing “a practical programme (…) that brings people together.”

Here’s more details on this.

Update: After seeing Black Gold, Coffee will never taste the same, reads the blurb. Pienso adds to this the debate on Fair trade at the World Bank blog.