The country that is more affected with rural poverty is Honduras, with 75% of its population living in rural poverty. According to Merco Press, the FAO-Cepal Report, rural poverty has been decreasing in past years but still it is affecting a large amount of the population. The income of the exportation of product depends on the single largest export, coffee. Most of this product and other products such as bananas, are being exported to USA, this is helping Central America’s economy to be more
The land in Puerto Rico is only ten percent fitting for agriculture (Puerto Rico 1527). The industrial sector greatly exceeds the agriculture industry, but the service industry leads the labor force. Due to Puerto Rico 's controlled climate, it is able to grow tropical crops. Minerals such as salt, sand, gravel, clay, lime, and cement can be found throughout the island and each Puerto Rican mine. "Puerto Rico has one of the most dynamic economies in the Caribbean region, however, growth has been negative for each of the last nine years (The World Factbook: Puerto
Agricultural exports of bananas, coffee, sugar, and beef are the most important items of export for Costa Rica, but a variety of industrial and specialized agricultural products have expanded export trade in the past few years. Poverty rates in Costa Rica have remained around 15%-20% for nearly 20 years. Also, the strong social safety net that had been put into place by the government has eroded due to increased financial constraints. Guatemala, Mexico, and Costa Rica all are similar in that a lot of the country’s’ revenue comes from agriculture, and their poverty rates are higher than more developed countries, such as the United
Coffee is the main cash crop of Venezuela. Most farms in Venezuela are normally organized into three basic types. The first ones are the commercial crop farms, which it covers more than 50 acres, these farms have beneficiated from government provisions of credit. The second type is the family farm, it’s usually small in size, and it’s leased by the farmer. These farm produces food for local consumption.
The first people who were granted the right of possessing land authorized the people to cultivate worn out land and grow better crops, as tobacco depletes minerals and nutrients from the ground. The tobacco was sold for 5 to 10 times more in the 1620s, which was a major advantage for the sellers. The Massachusetts’ economy depended on shipbuilding, fishing and trading. This made it very stable. Chesapeake’s population has split 74% men and 10% women.
Takeo, Svay Rieng and Koh Kong make up half of the country's southeast regions, the region with Cambodia’s highest population density. 90% of the population in the southeast of Cambodia are farmers, who mainly produce rice due to the conflicts and issues that have been occurring in the area. In these regions, there are small farm lands. Factors such as poor infrastructure, natural disasters and low fertility have all impacted the communities negatively, and contributed to the 50% of the population that are living in poverty. Especially in the southeast areas, land use issues have affected many farm families.
The common banana policy, intended to equalize the global banana market between the multinational U.S.-based giants and smaller business in the ACP region, caused Chiquita’s cash balance to fall to $179 million, down from $721 million, by the end of 1994 (Spar, 2007). 1) What role has politics played in the history of Chiquita Brands, and its predecessor, the United Fruit Company? After the expansion of the UFC (later Chiquita Brands International) the company was one of the largest landowners in South America and had the biggest
With further research on the topic it is made known that “Eighty percent of the country’s population lives in poverty” (Jackson, N/A). While exploring some of the reasons why Haiti is in such poverty it became clear that there is a connection between “papa doc” and “baby doc” and the Duvalier’s and how they contributed to Haiti’s poverty. “The Duvalier’s left Haiti economically decimated. A large number of educated professionals left the country during the Duvalier regimes, and the period that followed was so unstable, it was hard to lay down roots and build infrastructure. International investment was limited because it was an unreliable business environment” (Smith,
Also agriculture would be defected since poor people often have shortage in supplies. Poverty is a huge dilemma that had a lot of innocent people suffers from its consequences; therefore a lot of organizations got built to help in raising awareness of poverty in countries to inspire people to help prevent poverty. Poverty is not just about the lack of money but it is the lack of opportunities and the lack of access to essential resources, the lack of hope. There are various causes of poverty that affects our world; one of the causes is over population, hunger, natural disasters, agricultural cycle, corrupted leader and lack of education. Over population: Over population is when there are a high ratio of people in a country with few essential resources and little space.
It represents the second largest source of export. However, Niger’s agricultural industry cannot satisfy its own population because its production of food doesn’t meet the demand. Although only 4% of Niger’s land is arable, “the agricultural industry is mainly based upon internal markets, subsistence farming, herding, small trading, seasonal migration and informal markets and export” (Niger Honorary Consulate UK). In the last years, severe drought and floods brought famine in the country. In 2012, Mark Tran, a reporter of The Guardian, wrote: “At the best of times this vast landlocked country [Niger] – whose estimated 14.7 million people mostly live along a narrow strip of arable land on its southern border – has trouble feeding itself” (Tran).