Posts about poverty reduction

Blog posts from Oikocredit UK

  1. A very special female brand of Brazilian organic Fairtrade coffee

    16 January 2018 at 17:57 - by Monica Middleton - 0 comments

    What does an organic Fairtrade specialty coffee and social impact investing have to do with empowering some of the poorest women in the world?

    In rural Minas Gerais, Brazil’s biggest coffee-growing state, women used to support their husbands on small family farms but had little involvement or say in the business or farming decisions. This changed forever in 2006, when Oikocredit investee partner, Coopfam (Cooperativa dos Agricultores Familiares de Poço Fundo e Região) - a smallholder coffee co-operative, started to focus on empowering women to play an equal role in producing the Arabica coffee that had been a part of their lives for decades.

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  2. Rain and smallholder farmers: A gift to some, a curse to others

    26 January 2017 at 19:39 - by Monica Middleton - 0 comments

    The Philippines is the world’s third highest risk area for natural disasters. Frequent typhoons and cyclones bring excessive rain and wind, threatening the livelihoods of around 60% of the poorest groups who tend to live in rural communities and must also contend with rising sea levels, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

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