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Sheep meats are in a sweet spot

[This post was published online on 7 August at swww.tuff.co.nz and also in most of the FairfaxNZ newspapers]

This year has been an exceptional year for many sheep farmers.  783 more words


Asking and answering fundamental questions through informal markets

Street markets or roadside food markets have remained a permanent feature in most developing countries. The fact that these markets continue to flourish alongside emerging shopping malls shows they occupy a unique position in commercial activities.  1,128 more words

Agricultural Markets

Can Ecuador do palm oil right? Jurisdictional RSPO commitment stirs hope (Mongabay)

QUITO, ECUADOR –  Ecuador’s oil palm industry has taken what many see as another step forward by committing to a jurisdictional RSPO system as a way to transform the entire sector by making it cleaner and more sustainable. 524 more words


The Taste of Clay

During her last trimester carrying our last born’s pregnancy, I used to spend a lot of time with my mother. It was during that first quarter of 2003 and the country had just elected Kibaki to the presidency. 816 more words


Food Assistance Programs are Small But Important at Farmers Markets

Farmers markets are a bridge between rural and urban communities. In the U.S., Iowa has one of the highest number of farmers markets per capita, more than 200 in the state. 815 more words


Business Plans: Still Tilling And Waiting On God’s Ways

Thank God yet again for the grace to finish all the tasks set for today. :-) First off, I am only running a free domain for this blog so when I finally worked on our family project’s official website, I didn’t expect there’s A LOT to learn. 2,222 more words


Community vs. company: A tiny town in Ecuador battles a palm oil giant (Mongabay)

WIMBI, ECUADOR – When Yessenia Padilla heard that her community crops were being destroyed, she and about 70 of her neighbors rushed out to intervene. They grabbed large boards, rocks, the machetes they use to harvest their fields, and took off yelling. 932 more words