Tag Archives: poverty

Food Loss and Waste around the World

MakeWealthHistory has just published an excellent post this week about the loss or waste of food produced for human consumption. It dismays me to read that between 1/4 and a 1/3 of all food is lost or wasted. Those two … Continue reading

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30 Final Days of Bangladesh – Day 2 – delivering furniture

Today we got rid of some shelves and a rug. All our furniture has been ‘booked for buying’ by national friends and, little by little, people are coming to our house and taking the goods. I’m enjoying the space that’s … Continue reading

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Bangladesh: A way up, “with dignity” – comment on a Dhaka Tribune Editorial

“An international panel of experts recently recommended that the developed countries allow 100% duty and quota free (DFQF) entry of products to their markets from least developed countries (LDCs), such as Bangladesh. As trade is the most viable vehicle to … Continue reading

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The World’s Poorest President

Sometimes I just find stories inspiring. This is one. Jose Mujica is the President of Uruguay. I don’t know all his policies. I doubt I would agree with everything he stands for – he would be the first politician ever … Continue reading

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No more Hunger in Bangladesh?

A few days ago I read in the Daily Star that Bangladesh is set to be recognised by the UN for achieving “the most fundamental millennium goal (MDG) — halving the incidence of hunger — well ahead of the target year 2015.” … Continue reading

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