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Economic and social upgrading through professional and supporting services

Lessons from the shrimp value chain in El Salvador

Nahuel Oddone and Ramón Padilla-Pérez

zone, improve food security of its inhabitants, create poles of investment attraction, reduce territorial asymmetries, expand the domestic market and, as the case may be, increase export capacity. However, economic upgrading does not lead

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Timothy M. Shaw and Abigail Kabandula

, banking, insurance, real estate, retail, telecoms, and tourism), plus food and energy. 1 With new energy discoveries and investments, a second tier of oil producers has emerged after Nigeria and Angola: Equatorial Guinea, Congo-Brazzaville, Gabon, South

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Giselle Beiguelman

live the dictatorship! Authorities should reactivate Moinho. They would throw a bunch of poor people from slums there with drugs and grind it all until they turn to dust. Then they would turn it into baby food and feed it to others”; “The ideal solution

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alleviate the food insecurity of women and children, aiming to empower women through the development of their skills to restore productive soils, conserve native seeds, conserve the gene pool of vegetables, eliminate dependence on agrochemicals and achieve

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Water scarcity and sustainability in the arid area of North America

Insights gained from a cross-border perspective

Alejandro Yáñez-Arancibia and John W. Day

amounts of food production. California is a prime example and closely related to the northwestern Mexican states. The megatrends of the 21st century will come down hard on this broad region. Climate change will place additional stress on the extensive

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“A Refugee Pastor in a Refugee Church”

Refugee-Refugee Hosting in a Faith-Based Context

Karen Lauterbach

the pastor's help, they found and moved into a small house with two rooms. Church members donated kitchen utensils, food, and clothes. Pastor Justin soon began to serve as a pastor within the church and became responsible for Bible teaching. He earned

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Mobilities and the Multinatural

A Test Case in India

Thomas Birtchnell

mobility has path dependencies on animals—whether it is as food (milk, beef, chicken, eggs) or clothing (leather for shoes, jackets, and watches) or as various infrastructural products (glues and car seats). Extending this optic to include ancient life and

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Automobiles and Socioeconomic Sustainability

Do We Need a Mobility Bill of Rights?

Daniel Newman

some might be shut out of ordinary life because they cannot afford to run a car challenges notions of a fair and democratic society. We must work to earn money, we need medical services for good health, shops are necessary to buy food and clothing, and

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M. Guadalupe Torres-Jiménez, Rene Murrieta-Galindo, Beatriz Bolívar-Cimé, Astrid Wojtarowski-Leal, and M. Ángeles Piñar-Álvarez

., 2011). Food agroecosystems in Veracruz have become largely dependent on inorganic chemicals, with a heavy toll on the environment. Coffee farms, for example, suffer from a decline in soil fertility, which creates the need for greater quantities of

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Christine Moderbacher

for its delicious as well as surprisingly affordable food, welcome me wholeheartedly. “You are still coming here? You are not afraid of entering Molenbeek? Then maybe you could bring along some of your blond friends next time so that they see that one