agriculture

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Harvesting Higher Wages

More than half of the world's worst jobs vanished in the last generation.

  Some startlingly good news from the International Labor Organization’s World of Work 2014, released in May: “In 1994, 39 per cent of the developing world’s workers were living with their families in extreme poverty (on less than US$1.25 in consumption per household member per day). By 2004, this figure had fallen to around 25 […]

Climate Change at Ground Zero

Creating sustainable communities through sustainable agriculture.

Burkina Faso is located in the heart of the Sahel, which means that it is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries when it comes to climate change. Its farmers may know little of the physical causes of global warming, but they know about its effects – not least the huge variability in rainfall patterns, […]