Category: Sustainable Development

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Conacado – Cocoa in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is one of the poorest countries in the world and the second-poorest Caribbean country behind Haiti, which it just happens to share an island with. In recent years it has been devastated by earthquakes, hurricanes and tropical storms which hamper any development made by the small nation. Because of that, 42% of ...

Foncho Cantillo – Colombian Banana Farmer

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight, each day there will be a new post looking at the work that Fairtrade does with farmers all over the world. Today, we start in Colombia with Focho Cantillo and the Coobafrio Co-Operative. Bananas are the third biggest export in Colombia behind coffee and flowers (just including what's legal), amounting ...

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