One of the greatest problems facing today's rural societies across the globe is finding culturally sustainable activities that provide both material and social well-being for the individuals and families in them. Traditional skills are eroding and the logistical supply chains that can propel rural products to international market places are inadequate. Access to opportunity within many rural regions around the world is mostly missing. Thus rural communities require a new model, built around community enterprise, which has been experimented with successfully in Thailand and throughout Latin America with the Fair Trade program.
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