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Improving Efficiency in Third World Agriculture

Improving Efficiency in Third World Agriculture

Since the Industrial Revolution, the role of agriculture in the global economy has steadily shrunk, and it currently makes up only 3.2 percent of the global GDP. However, farming remains vitally important to developing economies. Agricultural activity makes up 12.9 percent of the GDP of sub-Saharan Africa, and occupies an astounding 60 percent of itsContinue Reading Improving Efficiency in Third World Agriculture

Shifting Labor Practices and Free2Work Ratings

Shifting Labor Practices and Free2Work Ratings

This summer, Samsung cut its ties to a Chinese firm called Dongguan Shinyang Electronics Co Ltd, which highlights a growing trend in the electronics industry to avoid substandard labor practices. These changes come in the wake of the Foxconn scandal, which drew attention to labor practices at a manufacturing company contracted by Apple and otherContinue Reading Shifting Labor Practices and Free2Work Ratings