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Furniture Re-use Network

Furniture Re-use Network | Poverty_(phonehtetaung) | Scoop.it

The FRN is the national body which supports, assists and develops charitable re-use organisations across the UK. We do this to reduce poverty by helping households in need access furniture, white goods and other household items at affordable prices. In addition, we support re-use organisations in providing training and work placement opportunities for people who are socially excluded.


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A lot of organisations are helping people to move out of poverty and reduce poverty by providing healthcare, education or just helping households that need funitures by selling them at afforadable prices which would allow the poor people to spend more money to spend on education or healthcare. They help poeple by providing trainning and work opportunities for people so that they would be able to get jobs and have a stable income.

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World food prices and poverty in Indonesia - Warr &al (2013) - Austral J Ag Res Econ

World food prices and poverty in Indonesia - Warr &al (2013) - Austral J Ag Res Econ | Poverty_(phonehtetaung) | Scoop.it

Spikes in international food prices in 2007–2008 worsened poverty incidence in Indonesia, both rural and urban, but only by small amounts. The paper reaches this conclusion using a multisectoral and multihousehold general equilibrium model of the Indonesian economy.

 

The negative effect on poor consumers, operating through their living costs, outweighed the positive effect on poor farmers, operating through their incomes. Indonesia's post-2004 rice import restrictions shielded its internal rice market from the temporary world price increases, muting the increase in poverty. But it did this only by imposing large and permanent increases in both domestic rice prices and poverty incidence.

 

Poverty incidence increased more among rural than urban people, even though higher agricultural prices mean higher incomes for many of the rural poor. Gains to poor farmers were outweighed by the losses incurred by the large number of rural poor who are net buyers of food, and the fact that food represents a large share of their total budgets, even larger on average than for the urban poor.

 

The main beneficiaries of higher food prices are not the rural poor, but the owners of agricultural land and capital, many of whom are urban based.

 

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8489.12015


Via Alexander J. Stein, Luigi Guarino
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food prices affects poverty as increasing food prices in Indonesia affected people. increasing prices of food would affect mostly the poor, as their gains would be outweighted by the high prices of food they need to buy as food is a large part of their budgets although farmers might gain profits by selling what they grow at higer prices .Farmers are not the main beneficiaries but they might have a higher income than the poor of other occupations beacuse of the high food prices

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Alexander J. Stein's curator insight, January 13, 2014 6:27 PM

... the big question if lower food prices are good or bad for the poor - with increasing urbanisation lower food prices are probably mostly good for the poor (at least the urban ones). However, long-term implications are still not addressed: If prices are too low for too long, this might reduce the incentives to invest in and engage in agriculture, thus reducing the food supply in the long run (and driving up prices). 

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The Most Compelling Reasons Why Education Is Important

The Most Compelling Reasons Why Education Is Important | Poverty_(phonehtetaung) | Scoop.it
While provisions of food, shelter, and healthcare are all necessary for alleviating poverty in the developing world, the most sustainable way to help a community improve its standard of life in the long run is to provide education for its residents.

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Proper education is important in alleviating poverty, having proper education help the poor more in the long run. Having education will help them to get a decent job which will give them income. Education is important to help people escape poverty.  While education is important, other things such as healthcare is important too as the poor have to be healthy to get a job as employers would not hire unfit/unhealthy workers even if they are educated well enough.

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