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East African Community Workshops Are Far Different from Industrial Factories (Part 2)

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Unlike the production-line type approach in big factories, each African artisan sees production through from start to finish. This provides them with a sense of ownership and responsibility that enriches the quality of each piece. To consumers, it translates to a higher cost per item but an exponential increase in value. The machine-made novelty items […]

East African Community Workshops Are Far Different from Industrial Factories (Part 1)

The East African economy is rooted in agriculture. However, the majority of people depend on subsistence agriculture based on minimal use of off-farm inputs. Although well-managed subsistence agriculture is sustainable in the long term, it has kept East African economies small and insular in comparison to huge economies like China’s that benefit from highly industrialized […]

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