Tag - Poverty

Strategies for sustainable shrimp aquaculture in Vietnam: The example of integrated shrimp-mangrove farming and organic certification

[:en]Rapid expansion of shrimp aquaculture in Vietnam has raised serious environmental and social challenges. This essay introduces two strategies in shrimp production, first a model of integrated shrimp-mangrove farming and second organic certification processes, and looks at their potential of being a sustainable option for future shrimp aquaculture in Vietnam. [:]

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Noble Credits: False Hope and True Despairs – On the Political Economy of Microcredit

The disbursing of small credit amounts is hailed as prime pathway out of poverty. But is it really? The case for their high interest rates is poor, the claim of high repayment rates doubtful. I found many former customers entrapped in a vicious cycle of loans. Lastly, micro-credit loans played their part in changing the consumption pattern of rural people, and, in passing, reshaped their life style by integrating them with the international capitalist system.

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