TEMPORARY OFFICE FOR NSC
Due to structural damage to the building in which NSC has its
office we are now at a temporary office for around 10 weeks (mid-May tbc).
You can use the same telephone number and postal address but if you prefer
you can use the temporary address which is NSC, Resource for London, 356
Holloway Rd, London N7 6PA.
If you are visiting the office the entrance is
next to the entrance for Waitrose and is about 5 minutes walk north of
Holloway Rd tube. ie. turn left out of the tube and cross the road when you
Cooperatives and fair trade: the Nicaraguan example
Visit Nicaragua with the
Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign
2 – 15 November 2013
You’ve drunk the coffee
and eaten the peanuts, now visit the farmers who produced them! Small
farming co-operatives have played a vital role in the development of the
Nicaraguan economy since the 1980s and NSC is offering a two week visit
to learn more about the their role and the importance of fair trade.
* Live and work with families of
co-op members producing Fairtrade coffee or sesame
* Visit co-ops in other parts of
* Find out more about the role of
ALBA and fair trade between Nicaragua and Venezuela
* Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of
For more about this and
other tours to Nicaragua >>
about Nicaraguan co-ops & fair trade >>
Nicaragua has more than 4,000 registered co-ops operating across every
agriculture, transport, education, industry, savings and loans, housing
and the arts. Taking greater control over the production chain,
empowering women and a government committed to working with small
farmers are just some of the reasons why Nicaraguan agricultural
cooperatives have become a model of successful cooperative development.
Other countries including Cuba are choosing to learn from the Nicaraguan
Fairtrade, organic coffee producers Norma Gadea Paiva from Nicaragua and
Jennipher Wattaka from Uganda met in Edinburgh during Fairtrade
Their high-quality coffee is now sold in the UK and you can buy it from
our online shop >>
latest issue of the magazine Central America Report interviews
coffee, peanut and shrimp farmers about what being members of a
cooperative and selling their products through fair trade means to them.
You can contact us for a copy >>
or read it here >>
2012 is the UN
International Year of Cooperatives with celebratory events happening globally.
Edwin Aviles from the sesame and peanut cooperative Del Campo and the women of
the Lucrecia Lindo shrimp cooperative explain why co-ops have been so successful
in shifting the balance of power in favour of small scale producers.
video here >>
Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples
of our America
Celebrate another kind of fair trade: ALBA
As the Eurozone plunges into meltdown, innovative new
ideas based on relationships of solidarity between countries are being put
into practice in the eight Latin America and Caribbean countries that make
up ALBA. Through ALBA another kind of fair trade is being developed based
on relationships of cooperation and solidarity between countries.
Read or request the briefing: 'Another way is possible: fair trade,
cooperation, and solidarity’
Nick Hoskyns who has lived and worked in Nicaragua for the
past 15 years explains the principles of ALBA and how they are being put
into practice in Nicaragua.
Watch the video
For information on how ALBA is
being implemented in Nicaragua to address poverty and social exclusion
Venezuelan doctor, part of Operation Miracle.
Over a million people with sight problems have been treated by Cuba medical
teams and local medical staff as part of Operation Miracle in Latin
America, Asia and Africa. This includes 75,000
living in poverty.
Do your solidarity and fair trade
shopping here. We sell Skeleton, Sandino & Radical Leaders t-shirts, bamboo socks, books, CDs &
DVDs, mugs, cards, calendars and many fairtrade products:
Mexican tiles, Panama hats, Bolivian briefcases, Mexican &
Kenyan earrings, Nicaraguan belts, necklaces, wine, Nicaraguan peanuts & honey, El Salvadorean hammocks and more.
For children we have fairtrade Nicaraguan, Guatemalan & Peruvian clothing, books, CDs
, crafts etc.
We aim to post orders within one week of receiving them unless we are
awaiting new stock.
Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign (NSC)
works with Nicaraguan organisations and social
movements working to overcome social and economic injustice and
facilitates solidarity links with their UK counterparts. NSC promotes
two way solidarity that contributes to shifting the balance in
Nicaragua in favour of those who are most impoverished. This is carried
out through networking, organising events, disseminating information,
campaigning activities, and coordinating study tours and delegations to Nicaragua and speaker tours in the UK.
a magazine, Central America Report, and produce occasional briefings. NSC also supports Wales NSC, our local
groups and 13 towns and communities with twinning links in Nicaragua. Since NSC became a
charity our work with trade unions and other work on Latin America is carried out through the
Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group (NSCAG) >>
NSC is a membership organisation with offices in London and Managua and a
network of affiliated individuals and groups in England, Scotland and Wales.
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