Positive stories from Africa are not always at the forefront of our minds. However, despite the harsh realities of life for many in sub Saharan Africa projects like the Irish Aid funded Mozambique Organicos bring hope to a nation fighting its way out of poverty. This story is explored in Newstalk's latest documentary Roots of Success.
An unlikely mix of individuals from a South African farmer to the Irish ambassador and an NGO that mixes private and public sector has thrown up a hugely successful project that may change the way you look at development in Africa.
Mozambique, not long out of a bitter civil war, is a country with huge agricultural potential, and is looking to Ireland's past to help forge a future for itself economically.
In this fresh look at an age old problem we hear how much Ireland has in common with Mozambique. The documentary explores how farmers don’t want charity and would rather be self sufficient. Roots of Success will also tell the story of how a white farmer in Africa destroys all stereotypes by working with locals and still making a successful business.
This documentary from Brian Kenny was made with the assistance of Irish Aids Simon Cumbers Media Fund. It will broadcast on Newstalk 106-108 FM on Saturday 26th October at 7 AM and Sunday 27th at 6 PM. You will be able to listen back to Roots of Success via newstalk.ie after broadcast, and it will also be made available as a podcast.