Making Small Farmers Count

In January of this year, Hawaii extended a series of workshops for the specialty crop block grant and marketing assistance programs. The workshops were in response to funds released by the U.S. Farm Bill and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make local farmers internationally competitive in the area of specialized crops. The six…

Quantifying Brazil’s Economically Inactive Citizens

Brazil boasts of a population of nearly 208 million people of which it is estimated that 90.2 million are economically active.  This is an important aspect of economics and population to consider, as there yet remains those in less developed areas that survive on subsistence farming and more traditional forms of self-sustenance beyond the unemployed….