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Macro Impacts of Microenterprises a Case of GIs from Poverty to Prosperity

Microenterprises are synonymous to the unstructured, unregistered economy of the poor class. Despite little capital, few people and lack of technology, these businesses are built on hard work, niche markets and can fuel economic development. These enterprises however, mushroom only within the security of local community nets. Within the ambit of microenterprises, Geographical Indications (GIs) [...]

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The Hunger Opportunity

The World Bank estimates that, as of 2008 (2004 statistics), there are about 982 million poor people in developing countries who live on US$ 1 a day or less (World Bank, Understanding Poverty, Chen 2004). The most recent United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimate states that 854 million people worldwide are undernourished. This [...]

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Collective Conscience

Chances are you may have been reading about conserving energy in the wake of prolonged load shedding exercises by the government. Blame the think tanks for overlooking this critical utility for business and households alike and curse the KESC for coming up with power cut plans every now and then. To top it all, you [...]

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