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Meet the students of the IALA, the Latin America Agroecology Institute, based in Nicaragua Opportunity to visit Nicaragua in July!

NSC News | Monday, 18 March 2019

Take part in a solidarity delegation with an agroecology focus  See Nicaragua through the eyes of farm workers and small scale farmers, members of the Rural Workers Association (*ATC)  Find out about agroecology and how it is put into practice in a way that empowers  women and young people, and read more



Students of the agroecology training school (IALA), Nicaragua Nicaragua: agroecology and food sovereignty

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 15 March 2019

NSC interviewed Edgardo Garcia, the general secretary of the Rural Workers Association (ATC), about their work with agricultural workers in large scale agro-export plantations and small scale agroecology farmers producing food for the national market and their own consumption. Edgardo explained that for the ATC ‘food sovereignty is read more



Dr Paul Oquist calling for a global movement for survival Nicaragua calls for global movement for survival

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 15 March 2019

Dr Paul Oquist, Nicaraguan representative to the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi 11-15 March, called for what he described as ‘a worldwide movement for survival, a social movement to forge political will.’ He argued that historically the great greatest successful social transformations of morality over powerful hegemonic interests have been read more



Dialogue restarts facing internal and external challenges

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 4 March 2019

On 25 February President Daniel Ortega announced that a dialogue process would restart to ‘restore peace and security’ and to ‘open a new route to understanding’. In advance of the start of the process over 120 people accused of offences related to last year’s protests were freed. Unlike the read more



Junieth, getting ready to sell SOPPEXCCA Fairtrade coffee, Archway, London From Jinotega to London:the Fairtrade coffee story

NSC News | Tuesday, 26 February 2019

From Jinotega to London: the Fairtrade coffee story Fairtrade coffee grower Junieth Leiva from the Agricultural Co-operative SOPPEXCCA is in London and Bristol for Fairtrade Fortnight. SOPPEXCCA is made up of 650 coffee and cocoa small scale farmers organised into 15 co-operatives. Junieth and her family own 3.5 hectares read more



The social economy:improving the wellbeing of the many

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 15 February 2019

'Our commitment is to continue struggling for the economy of micro, small and medium enterprises and farms while keeping in mind our ultimate goal of combatting poverty and hunger, and ceasing to be one of the poorest countries in Latin America. ‘ Ariel Bucardo, President of the National Council of read more



Junieth Leiva picking coffee What difference does Fairtrade make? A coffee grower’s story

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 8 February 2019

Junieth Leiva will be speaking and participating in events in London and Bristol during Fairtrade Fortnight: 21 – 23 February in London and 23 February – 8 March in Bristol. Junieth is a Fairtrade coffee grower and a member of the agricultural co-operative union (UCA) SOPPEXCCA. read more



Nicaragua & Fairtrade:empowering women,protecting the environment

NSC News | Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Come and hear Junieth Leiva talk about her life as a Fairtrade coffee farmer. She and her family own 3.5 hectares of land where they grow coffee, cacao and organic vegetables. They are members of an agricultural co-operative called SOPPEXCCA. Join a discussion about the benefits of Fairtrade to her read more



Drought in Nicaragua 2015, according to the Global Climate Risk Index, Nicaragua is among the top ten countries most affected by climate change Climate change disasters, international peace and security

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 28 January 2019

Summary of speech by Dr Paul Oquist to the UN Security Council, January 25, 2019. Dr Oquist is the Minister-Private Secretary on National Policies to the Nicaraguan Presidency. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There are 11 years before 2030 [the date by which global emissions will have to be reduced by 42%] and read more



Street seller Flor de Maria Avellan is also joint General Secretary of the Confederation of Self Employed Workers Street sellers,trade unionists,contributors to Nicaragua's wealth!

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 22 January 2019

The social economy in Nicaragua is the largest in Latin America, generating 40% of the country’s wealth and representing 90% of the workforce. It is made up of co-operatives, associations, small and medium businesses and farms, and self-employed workers such as street sellers. Nicaragua is unique in having a government read more