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Fatima Ismael, front row third from right, with other participants at the International Fairtrade Cities Conference,Bristol Fairtrade,climate change, gender equality

NSC News | Monday, 10 August 2015

‘We have to continue on this path with fair trade activists and fair trade farmers working hand in hand …many thanks for all the work you have undertaken over so many years for Nicaragua. Cooperatives of small scale farmers exist today thanks to the solidarity you have shown us and read more

Nicaraguan sugarcane worker Ground breaking research into causes of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKDnT)

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 6 August 2015

Repeated heat stress and dehydration are the principal causes of CKDnT according to a Worker Health and Efficiency research programme facilitated by http://laislafoundation.org/ This disease of epidemic proportions, also known as Mesoamerican Nephropathy (MeN), has killed over 20,000 people in Central America, most of them sugarcane workers. The results, based on read more

Paul Oquist, Nicaraguan representative to climate change conference Developed countries should contribute 05percent GDP climate fund

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 3 August 2015

At a ministerial Climate Change consultation meeting in Paris on 20/21 July, Nicaraguan representative Paul Oquist proposed that all developed countries should contribute .05% of their GDP to a climate change mitigation fund for developing countries. According to the Germanwatch2014 Global Climate Risk Index, Nicaragua ranks fourth on a global read more