Category: Poverty

MOBIOM – Cotton in Mali

On the penultimate day of Fairtrade Fortnight will look at how Fairtrade works with cotton farmers in Mali and how they are developing to compete with richer cotton farms that receive subsidies in countries like the USA and China, as well as the European Union. The Malian Organic Movement (MOBIOM) began in 2002 and is ...

BSCFA – Sugar in Belize

Almost 40% of Belize's exports are sugar. The country is heavily reliant on its ability to grow and trade sugar and provides employment for about 40-50,000 out of a population of 324,000. When it comes to poverty, this region of Belize is lower than the national average but recently the unemployment rate and the number ...

KPD – Coffee in Tanzania

Kaderes Peasants Development Plc (KPD) was set up in 2008 as a cooperative to help farmers receive a fair wage for their products. Before the introduction of Fairtrade, farmers would sell produce to local traders through middlemen for a very low price that hindered personal and community development in the region. The produce sold by farmers ...

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 ...

Fairtrade Fortnight!

Fairtrade Fortnight is a global event that is designed to encourage consumers to purchase and use fairtrade products from a number of locations all over the world. This year it is running from the 26th February to the 11th March and aims to highlight the benefits of buying Fairtrade products! All through this next fortnight, ...

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

The third of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is 'Good Health and Well-Being'. In many parts of the developing world, people are dying from diseases and health complications that can be prevented, treated or cured- diseases that have been almost wiped out in much of the developed world. Diseases like Malaria, tuberculosis, polio and HIV/AIDS ...

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