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Little Concern for the Environment in EU-Central America Agreement

TA-smallThe Association Agreement between the EU and Central America could exacerbate sustainability problems in this Latin American region. The Association Agreement between Central America and the European Union (EU) will increase environmental and social pressures on the region, warn experts and activists. But some observers stress its potentially positive impacts.

“We can expect an increase in the activities of extractive industries,” which bring about “negative environmental and social repercussions,” said Juventino Gálvez, the director of the Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment at Rafael Landívar University, a Jesuit university.

 

A Catholic Bishop urges government to prioritize agriculture

IMG_0944The government of Tanzania has been urged to prioritize agriculture as a sector to eradicate high incidences of poverty among rural households. Speaking during a regional forum organized by Jesuit Hakimani Centre and Radio Kwizera to discuss the findings of a national research that investigated the impact of Tanzania’s transition from Ujamaa to open market economy on small scale traders and farmers.

Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management (SSWM) Courses

susan_logoThe 2-week SSWM expert training course module gives an overview on Integrated Water Resources Management (IRWM), its basic concept and linkages to the reuse-oriented sustainable sanitation approach including a comprehensive overview on existing technology options and planning approaches. The course focuses on the human influence on the water cycle, the linkages to agriculture, and the sustainable use, treatment and reuse of water resources. It enables participants get a holistic view on the water cycle and to identify more sustainable and locally appropriate technology solutions in relation to sanitation and water resources management.