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Webinar: Fairtrade, Hurricanes and Climate Justice

Thursday 4 March, 7 – 8.15pm GMT, 1-2.15pm Nicaragua Speakers: Fatima Ismael, general manager, Agricultural Co-operative Union (UCA) SOPPEXCCA Erika Lanzas Rodas, Fairtrade coffee grower, UCA SOPPEXCCA Facilitator: Bristol Black and Green Ambassador (TBC) Description: The UCA SOPPEXCCA, based in northern Nicaragua, has 650 members producing Fairtrade coffee, and organic fruit and vegetables for their own...

Webinar summary: Nicaragua, Climate Justice and Agroecology

Summary of webinar on 10 February, co-hosted by the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign and Friends of the ATC Speakers: Guisell Morales, Nicaraguan Ambassador to the UK; Rosalina Gutierrez, small-scale farmer, general secretary of the Rural Workers Association (ATC) in Jinotega; Amaru Torrez, ATC, Central America representative to the Climate Justice Collective of...

Nicaragua, COP26, Climate Justice and Reparations

In the lead up to COP26 in November this year,  the Nicaraguan representative Dr Paul Oquist, argues that the high level of social and economic destruction caused by Covid-19 and its impact on humanity will be ‘small, transient and recoverable’ compared with the potential total, irreversible destruction of the climate...

New Video: Nicaragua, Climate Justice & Agroecology

Produced by Friends of the ATC and the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign In November 2020, two catastrophic hurricanes struck Central America and left behind lost lives, lost livelihoods and destruction on an unprecedented scale. Once again, countries who bear little responsibility for the climate crisis suffer the most from intensifying climate breakdown. In this...

Harvesting maize

No to agribusiness, yes to agroecology

Our Nicaraguan partner organisation, the Rural Workers Association (ATC), is a member organisation of La Via Campesina (LVC), a global movement of millions of peasants (small scale farmers) and indigenous peoples. Transnational agribusinesses have turned food production and consumption into one of the greatest hazards for people and the planet. A...

Poster summary of impact of hurricanes

Nicaragua confronts impact of two hurricanes

On 2nd and 16th November, two hurricanes with winds of up to 155mph and torrential rain struck the northeastern region of the Caribbean Coast destroying houses, livelihoods, roads, telecommunications, forests, and in some areas, whole communities. The increased frequency and intensity of hurricanes is a consequence of the climate crisis. Once...

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