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In Paraguay, rural farmers fear the spread of soy

Today, Time Magazine posted the article In Paraguay, Rural Farmers Fear the Spread of Soy  Read where they talk about how the spread of soy is putting farmers livelihoods under threat with thousands of communities across rural Paraguay claiming their lands are being... Continue Reading →

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The Promise of Oil in Paraguay

Just reading the tittle of this article, which was featured in Americas Quarterly recently, sends shivers down my spine. Oil and Paraguay, I can’t think of a worst recipe for disaster: A country with high levels of poverty and rampant... Continue Reading →

Boom Times in Paraguay Leave Many Behind

Following on the topic of growth and inclusiveness, here is a piece by Simon Romero from the New York Times. Romero visited Asuncion in April during  the elections and wrote a few pieces about the country and many of its... Continue Reading →

It’s not just about growth, it’s about the quality of growth…

The Financial Times (FT) did a short piece on Paraguay this week talking about the country’s economic growth.  “Gross domestic product surged by a jaw-dropping 14.8 per cent in the first quarter, compared with the same period last year, positioning Paraguay... Continue Reading →

Stevia, the miracle sweetener

It was a pleasant surprise to see this morning that the BBC did a piece on Stevia and the increasing attention – and use – is getting in the US and Europe http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22758059 For those of you who have no idea... Continue Reading →

Undernourishment in Paraguay should be a national outrage

After my last post, which talked about Paraguay as one of the world top producers of meat, wheat and soy and its implications on poverty, it is only natural in this post I talk about the World Food Programme Hunger... Continue Reading →

The Seeds of Discord

In a controversial move seen by many as proof that Monsanto meddled in Paraguay’s domestic affairs, the Franco government has approved the cultivation of genetically modified corn and cotton. On August 6, Paraguay’s Health and Social Welfare Ministry’s sanctioned the... Continue Reading →

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