Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
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Global Ideas News BriefMar. 18, 2014
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In the dry, northern Karamoja region of Uganda, 50 years of humanitarian aid has left the region entrenched in a culture of dependency. Underlying long-term peace and food security is a need for strong local governance, but donors often don’t find that as exciting as emergency relief.
At a time when fair trade certification was a hallmark of the coffee industry, Nossa Familia Coffee established a different model. To learn more about how the small company is fair without ‘fair trade,’ Global Envision visited the family's Portland, Ore., roastery.
The Syrian crisis enters its fourth year on Saturday. The conflict’s terrible toll on Syria’s economy will last long after the violence is over.
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Sudan’s first business-oriented reality show is taking the country by storm, inspiring entrepreneurs in a country where entrepreneurship is rare, undervalued and fraught with challenges.
Young people in Africa face many obstacles as they enter the world of work, but a junior farming program is helping to clear their paths.
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