As a tropical Archipelago with diverse forests, topography, and land, Puerto Rico should have a thriving agricultural industry. At least three universities and a few technical colleges in this U.S. territory offer degrees in Agriculture. Between its climate and human capital, it would seem like the best scenario for farmers and their products. However, seeing as more than 80 percent of the products consumed locally are imported, the reality is that Puerto Ricans have a long way to go to achieve food sovereignty.Sigue leyendo «Small Farms in Puerto Rico Embracing Regenerative Agriculture»
Archivo de categoría: Entrepreneurship
Medicinal Cannabis in Puerto Rico Reaches A Standstill
When medical marijuana was legalized in Puerto Rico through a 2015 executive order of former Alejandro Garcia Padilla’s administration, lawmakers and advocates saw it as an economic opportunity for the Archipelago.
Back then, hundreds of citizens decided to get certified, either as patients or as industry professionals.Sigue leyendo «Medicinal Cannabis in Puerto Rico Reaches A Standstill»
The Quest to Elevate Women Out of Poverty
After surviving the war in Sudan, Karak Denyok launched an organization to help marginalized and impoverished girls and females gain access to education and reintegrate into post-conflict societies through farming schools.
By Natalia Bonilla
Pathfinders Implement Alternative Learning Program in Denver’s Forests
Forest schools serve a myriad of purposes depending on their location. Environmentalists have established them in regions where habitats of local species have become endangered from the Choco Andino to the Caribbean.
In North America, Worldmind Nature Immersion School stands out for its unique program proven to help special needs children thrive in an unorthodox context in Denver, Colorado.
Special Report By Cristina Ramirez DovalSigue leyendo «Pathfinders Implement Alternative Learning Program in Denver’s Forests»
The Hidden Need for Early Menstrual Education
In nearly 10 years, Uruguayan social enterprise Eco-Ser has provided sustainable menstrual products, services and training materials in their native country. Their launch of the Menstrupedia Comic in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has sparked a groundbreaking interest in breaking period taboos in familiar and community settings but at state-levels, other dynamics are taking place.
By Natalia BonillaSigue leyendo «The Hidden Need for Early Menstrual Education «