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Nicaraguan Fairtrade farmers in UK for Fairtrade Fortnight

NSC News | Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Don’t feed exploitation – choose Fairtrade because farmers deserve a fair deal! Fairtrade Fortnight is taking place 27 February until 12 March ‘For us fair trade means conserving and improving our land, it means looking after the environment, it also means education for our children and access to health care read more


NSC News | Wednesday, 22 February 2017

WOULD YOU CONSIDER LEAVING A LEGACY TO NSC? NSC has only received a legacy every three years or so but at times that legacy has made the difference to our being able to survive or not. If you can leave us a legacy it will definitely be of read more

Poster by Carlos Garcia (Mexico) celebrating nuclear free Latin America Nuclear weapon free Latin America celebrated

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 20 February 2017

On 14 February Foreign Ministers of the region gathered in Mexico City to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Tlatelolco. Approved in 1967, this historic agreement prohibits the development, deployment and  testing of nuclear weapons in the region.  It also includes a legally binding commitment by nuclear weapon states read more

Coffee farmers confront climate change by converting to cocoa

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Farmers in Nicaragua’s highlands are confronting climate change so they can retain their way of life. Climate change provoked temperature rises have made it difficult for coffee farmers to produce good harvests, but converting to cocoa means they can continue to work the land. Fatima Ismael, the manager  of SOPPEXCCA, a read more

Nicaragua’s renewable energy revolution: leading by example

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Ending the country’s dependence on oil has been a fundamental commitment of the Nicaraguan government for the past ten years.  The government’s aim is to ‘transform energy supplies to renewables, prioritise efficiency, and achieve universal access to energy.’  In 2007, only 25% of Nicaragua’s energy came from renewable sources. By 2014 read more

Jorge Calderon and Maria Jose Guerrero from Ocotal celebrated the 25th anniversary of the twinning with Swindon mayor Andrew Bennett Celebrating UK - Nicaragua twinnings

NSC News | Friday, 10 February 2017

For the past 12 years, students from the University of Sheffield have taken part in an annual exchange with the students in Sheffield’s twin town of Esteli. This is one example of the many twinning activities with Nicaragua that take place in 12 towns and communities in the UK. read more