One of the world’s largest cotton producers is China; the Xinjiang province in western China is now the origin of 20% of the world’s raw cotton. Yet a recent report gives strong indication that labour transfer programs are being used to force Uyghurs into cotton harvesting.
Transformational changes in how food is grown, harvested, distributed, eaten and disposed of are crucial for decreasing the negative environmental and social impacts of the food system.
It seems, overall, that the reminder of Rwanda’s scarring past has been a uniting force in the strive for a stronger nation. Recent popular initiatives have aimed to provide solutions to societal problems that previously restricted well-being
The feelings and livelihoods of the Kashmiri people have been constantly disrupted and compromised by fighting between India and Pakistan. Civilians of Kashmir are pawns in the hands of these armed, nuclear powers.
Join us for episode 3 of the Candid podcast. Jasmine and Alex discuss the world of agricultural inequality, delving into methods to develop better societal and technological practices for increasing the involvement of women in agriculture.
The instalment of the infrastructure needed for large-scale sustainable energy projects threatens to give rise to further social and environmental damage due to the finite, non-renewable resources that they rely upon.
Until the Western world realizes that it is not the model society it makes itself out to be, problems of housing insecurity, education, and poverty will continue to devastate its citizens and societies.
Even if cash transfers are not the 'holy grail' cashionistas have made them out to be, they are certainly an effective short-term solution, and a step-forward in providing those living in extreme poverty with greater agency over their livelihoods.
However, it is hard to paint a complete picture at the moment, as Brexit is still new. The prospect of new opportunities may eventually compensate for the present difficulties. It is possible that the Pacific trade bloc will provide opportunities to firms that have been affected in the short run by Brexit, and may even help industries grow. Britain’s efforts to improve their external relations provides hope that Brexit may turn out to be a good call after all.