Brought down to earth
The economic impact of Iceland’s volcano on Kenya’s gourmet-veg and cut-flower industry
This article draws on recent news articles to describe the immediate economic impact of the volcano on Kenya’s gourmet-vegetable and cut-flower industry, before exploring some of the longer term implications for international trade.
Information in this article can help with teaching of hazards at all levels from key stage 3 upwards, including AS/A2 and IB diploma courses.
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- Volcano costs Kenya $3 million a day Food and flower mountains
- Burden on British retailers
- Food security
- Food miles – frivolous or fair?
- Just-in-time global production line