Namibia: the color of farming

Namibia Notes writes about Namibia's government policy limiting the sale of live, on the hoof, animals to feed lots and abattoirs in South Africa, “The Namibian Government put the limits in place to promote local abattoirs and feed lots, and thus add value to a basic product. The curse of being a former colony means that your valuable resources are extracted in their most basic (and least profitable) form so the colonizing country can gain both from the use of that material and from the wealth created by turning it into a usable form.”

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