Posts written by David Woods

Blog posts from Oikocredit UK

  1. Do you agree with Angus Deaton?

    20 October 2015 at 10:29 - by David Woods - 0 comments

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    With the announcement of the 2015 Nobel Prizes earlier this month, it was interesting to see the economics prize going to Angus Deaton, a Scottish professor (albeit based in the US) with outspoken views on inequality, foreign aid and poverty measurement — all issues central to Oikocredit’s work and mission.

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  2. Can organic principles be hypocritical?

    1 October 2015 at 09:20 - by David Woods - 0 comments

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    Investors in Oikocredit regularly ask us to do two things: finance organic agriculture and stay away from anything related to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). While we understand both standpoints, we must balance these requests with our mission to empower the disadvantaged, including in situations where alternatives to GMOs cannot be accessed.

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