Month: March 2018

Volta River Estates Ltd – Bananas in Ghana

Volta River Estates Ltd Volta River Estates Ltd (VREL) was set up in 1988 as a joint-venture between Ghana and The Netherlands and was Ghana's first commercial banana export operation. In 2012 it produced 4,400 tonnes of bananas, 67% of which were certified organic. VREL is located in Ghana's Eastern region in the Akwamu area. ...

Goal 4: Quality Education

Education is the fourth of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The goal aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Although education is a right for many children across much of the developed world, in Africa, Asia, and parts of South America, many children grow up without ...

Thiashola Tea Estate – Tea in India

It's crazy to think that about 70,000 cups of tea are drunk around the world every second! It's by far the most popular drink around the world but farmers and workers associated with the tea crop are often exploited and not given a fair wage or ability to sustainably grow. The Thiashola Tea Estate The ...

The Arctic Heatwave​

Like a scene from 'The Day After Tomorrow', freezing temperatures and record levels of snow are being seen and recorded all over the UK and mainland Europe. It's due to record warming of the Arctic Circle and its bringing whole countries to a standstill. But what is causing this 'freak' weather, and does climate change ...

ACODIHUE – Coffee in Guatemala

Coffee. For some people, it's the only thing that can get them out of bed on a morning. Coffee shops are commonplace up and down the high streets of cities and towns all over the world to get through the 9-5 workday.     But what about the growers of coffee? The Cuchumatanes Mountains that ...