farmers-hear-about-soybean-good-practices-629x420Smallholders need to see new varieties tested in the field. But inclusion also requires information from experts. (Photo: Syngenta Foundation)

BASEL, Oct 15 2016 (IPS) – “Humiliation and exclusion” – what a fascinating thematic twist to the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty! Too often, discussion of poverty focuses entirely on material resources. Those play an important role, but are only part of the story. We all know people who seem happy with very little, and others who are definitely unhappy with riches. However, having children publicly sent home from school because of unpaid fees is just one of the many humiliations faced by small farmers and other resource-poor people around the world. The resulting exclusion from education and the society of their peers is a terrible burden to force upon children. Poverty brings many others as well. Read More

 

Source: http://www.ipsnews.net/2016/10/inclusion-in-markets-replaces-exclusion-from-success-how-seeds-and-insurance-can-lead-to-pride/