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Britain Celebrates Climate Assistance and Gender Studies for Mexican Coffee Growers

Essay by Eric Worrall

As Ordinary Britons struggle with skyrocketing power bills and a cost of living crisis, the British Government is boasting of all the cash they are spending on gender issue trained climate mitigators in Mexico.

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UK PACT helps mitigate the effects of climate change in Mexico

UK PACT supports coffee producing communities in Veracruz, Mexico with projects to mitigate the effects of climate change.

From: British Embassy Mexico City Published3 October 2022

UK PACT implements a project in Mexico to help coffee producing communities in the state of Veracruz to mitigate the effects of climate change, seeking to improve their quality of life through planting tree species that favour the conservation of the biodiversity of their ecosystems and that have a wider benefit for these communities.

The project consists in developing a methodology for the selection and agro-ecological management of species with high potential for carbon sequestration, as well as an effort to conserve the native tree species of the Veracruz mountain range. The project also aims to benefit the small coffee producers by planting trees that contribute to a higher quality of life for the communities, taking into account the possible utilities and cultural aspects of each species.

Before commencing activities, the implementing partners of the project received training on gender equality and social inclusion. During three days of participative workshops, two gender experts – from Mexico’s National University (UNAM) and the FCDO – led sessions around gender, the role of masculinities and about effective communication with a gender perspective.

A key objective of the workshops was to raise awareness about the provisions established in British law, that oblige all international cooperation programmes to account for a gender equality and social inclusion perspective. As such, this project is expected to implement with the care of acknowledging the realities and perspectives of women and other vulnerable groups that participate in the cultivation of coffee. This has the purpose of making sure that the benefits obtained from this programme contribute to closing gender gaps and promoting an authentic inclusive economic growth.

Read more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-pact-helps-mitigate-the-effects-of-climate-change-in-mexico

So Britons, next time you look at your pay packet in horror, or skip a few meals to pay your skyrocketing energy bills, you can be happy that your tax money has ensured that somewhere in Mexico coffee growers understand what a COP conference is, and can now list the 74+ genders they might encounter in their rural backwoods.

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October 3, 2022 6:05 pm

A dead fish rots from the head.

Last edited 1 month ago by Philip Mulholland
Pete Bonk
October 3, 2022 6:37 pm

I’m guessing the Mexican coffee growers have to step away every so often as their polite snickering under their breath has to explode into uncontrollable laughter. It’s a new version of “Montezuma’s Revenge.”

michael hart
Reply to  Pete Bonk
October 4, 2022 9:22 am

Yeah, locals are not that stupid.
Locals usually learn pretty quickly how to take advantage of the green neo-colonialists who are not really there to help, but to just tell them what to do. They are there because this helps assuage their guilt complexes for being white and, more importantly, being stupid and useless.

Most sensible people find it very difficult to convincingly act stupid, no matter what they are being paid.

John the Econ
October 3, 2022 6:50 pm

So much of what is spent on higher education ends up as this. It’s where we really do need a “defund” movement.

October 3, 2022 6:50 pm

Just stop drinking coffee.

Gregory Woods
Reply to  John Shewchuk
October 4, 2022 2:25 am

your mama!

Olen
October 3, 2022 6:52 pm

It lacks a legitimate purpose,

Bill S
October 3, 2022 7:12 pm

and other vulnerable groups that participate in the cultivation of coffee.”

These groups are mostly vulnerable to a bunch of British twits yammering at them
about “closing gender gaps and promoting an authentic inclusive economic growth.”

Think of the carbon footprint created by the airplanes required to get these lost souls from Britain to Veracruz to “help”.

There is a Monty Python sketch in here somewhere!

observa
Reply to  Bill S
October 3, 2022 9:50 pm

What have the Romans ever done for us?

Umm…discovered the secret of sequestering CO2?
A swiss pass hidden since the Roman era revealed by the Melting glaciers | Watch (msn.com)

ozspeaksup
Reply to  observa
October 4, 2022 3:00 am

and so they create more heat and traffic trying to “save” something thats obviously cyclical in nature.
we really have bred utter fools!

rhs
October 3, 2022 7:18 pm

Mr. Smith – Why Mr. Anderson, why is time and money spent on this?
Neo – Because we need to justify the spending of funds or we lose our budget…

jeffery p
Reply to  rhs
October 4, 2022 12:00 pm

That’s true everywhere.

ResourceGuy
October 3, 2022 7:18 pm

Might as well annex them as a Russian province now and skip all the paperwork.

ResourceGuy
October 3, 2022 7:19 pm

I do hope the brave Ukrainians are not reading this.

Tom Halla
October 3, 2022 7:20 pm

Well, it is somewhat more legitimate than Feminist Glaciology?

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Tom Halla
October 3, 2022 8:47 pm

“Feminist Glaciology”- double-dipping in the graft, I mean grant pools!

Old Man Winter
October 3, 2022 7:57 pm

ESG- Environmental, Social, & Governance- not necessarily in that order.

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It doesnot add up
October 3, 2022 8:02 pm

In the days when I knew people who were involved in trying to produce improved strains of coffee in Mexico and Colombia the priorities were increasing the returns to farmers through better resistance to frost and blight and better yields and better flavours that sold for premium prices. The research effort was widely welcomed by cafeteros.

This is a travestie (multilingual pun for those who speak Dutch).

Jeff Labute
October 3, 2022 8:19 pm

Bring climate change on. I prefer my coffee roasted.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  observa
October 4, 2022 3:04 am

seeing as instant is grown roasted and then made into coffee, as we would do with home brewed BUT then dehydrated and bottled etc I seriously doubt that it IS in any way less carbon intensive.
sure tastes pretty bad

Terry
October 3, 2022 8:29 pm

I’d be really embarrassed to be British, except that I’m so compromised by being a Canadian, with sweet cheeks Trudeau as my leader I can’t afford it.

observa
October 3, 2022 8:32 pm

I see no ESG Colonialism here Baldrick.
Try the other eye Blackadder.

H.R.
October 3, 2022 9:37 pm

Can’t they find something better to spend the taxpayer’s money on like team building exercises?

How about taking the whole office out for lessons on “How to skydive without a parachute.” There’s nothing like shared terror to boost team spirit amongst the survivors.

Mike McMillan
Reply to  H.R.
October 4, 2022 5:56 pm

Benny Hill once observed that just because nobody complains doesn’t mean that all parachutes are perfect.

Matt Dalby
Reply to  H.R.
October 5, 2022 2:04 pm

Something better to spend our money on could include £1million pounds for a scheme to improve weather forecasting in Kenya by getting meteorologists to team up with traditional tribal witch doctors/rain makers. Alternatively how about spending £117,000 a year to have 2 people standing at the entrance to a hospital “educating” people about mask wearing, even though there are now no mandates in the UK making mask wearing compulsory.
Sadly neither of these examples are made up, and are just the first 2 that I remember reading about. I’m sure a small amount of research could come up with many more examples of money wasting.

Pat Frank
October 3, 2022 9:38 pm

role of masculinities

The American Psychological Association says that traditional masculinity is characterized by violence and sexism. Also, “traditional masculinity—marked by stoicism, competitiveness, dominance and aggression—is, on the whole, harmful.

Got that? All you guys out there untouched by lessons in gender sensitivity are a living disease state. And so were 100% of your male progenitors.

This is exactly what Mexican coffee growers need to know to improve both their lives and the quality of their coffee beans.

Right.

With any luck, we’ve breached peak woke.

PCman999
Reply to  Pat Frank
October 3, 2022 9:48 pm

Sounds like the APA is sexist, misanthropic and inciting violence against hetro-gened persons (those of us born with both an X and Y).

TonyG
Reply to  Pat Frank
October 4, 2022 7:45 am

traditional masculinity—marked by stoicism, competitiveness, dominance and aggression—is, on the whole, harmful

So the evolutionary traits that brought us from animals to civilization are bad.
This is why I maintain that civilization is de-evolutionary.

Redge
October 3, 2022 11:35 pm

UK PACT supports coffee producing communities in Veracruz, Mexico with projects to mitigate the effects of climate change.

How about we just don’t import coffee to help mitigate “the effects of climate change” or will that offend the mocha-choca-frappa-chattering classes?

It doesnot add up
Reply to  Redge
October 4, 2022 3:31 am

I spent time in Mexico and acquired a taste for their coffee. In those days their drug business was rather smaller, and mainly confined to mescal and shrooms and tequila. Better to have them grow coffee, at least than the first two. If you fancy Marguerita then it’s one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor!

Redge
October 3, 2022 11:40 pm

 74+ genders

I’m confused.

As a person who identifies as male and heterosexual, does that now mean I’m now in a minority and can expect handouts to fund my lifestyle choice?

Dave Fair
Reply to  Eric Worrall
October 5, 2022 8:58 am

And also my lifetime dream: Showering in the girl’s locker room. What’s not to like about being able to define yourself as anything and having the government enforce your inflicting your perversions on everybody else. The new one about the male shop teacher running around in a HUGE set of prosthetic tits with prominent, erect nipples shows how insane Leftists have become. I assume that soon the dykes that want to parade as men will have HUGE, erect strap-on dildos prominently displayed for all to see.

Oldseadog
Reply to  Redge
October 4, 2022 4:20 am

I just had to click on that link.
Good grief.
I liked the one that talked about outer space, though.

FlaMark
Reply to  Oldseadog
October 4, 2022 4:46 am

I would love to see the science behind the list. Looks like something a handful of students came up with as a joke.

Scissor
Reply to  FlaMark
October 4, 2022 5:46 am

Seems like they mistake fetish with gender.

Jeff Labute
Reply to  Scissor
October 4, 2022 7:01 pm

and pronouns with amateurnouns.

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Jeff Labute
Reply to  Scissor
October 4, 2022 7:07 pm

and pronouns with amatuernouns

Gunga Din
Reply to  FlaMark
October 4, 2022 5:37 pm

Maybe the new Muppet on SCOTUS could explain it.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Gunga Din
October 5, 2022 9:18 am

A photo of a mixed group of male and female government types show how the males’ feet are spread apart, toes angled out. The females’ feet are together, toes straight ahead. Our new female (suffering from male-pattern baldness) admiral’s feet were spread apart, toes angled out.

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Dave Fair
Reply to  Oldseadog
October 5, 2022 9:11 am

My drivel-o-meter maxed out way before outer space.

Matt Dalby
Reply to  Oldseadog
October 5, 2022 2:19 pm

The list can be condensed from 72 down to 2 or 3:-
Don’t know what I’m talking about/just making it up as I go along
In need of psychiatric help/being given a damn good slap and told to snap out of it.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Redge
October 4, 2022 6:12 am

I looked at the list and I think they missed two.
Nutlessgender and Nuttygender.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Redge
October 5, 2022 9:09 am

I like “Aerogender: Also called evaisgender, this gender identity changes according to one’s surroundings.” The advantages to one are endless: Female at the Draft Board, girls locker rooms, on job applications and wherever else being female is a personal, social or economic advantage. I’ve yet to find an advantage to being male it today’s Leftist paradise, though.

Matt Dalby
Reply to  Redge
October 5, 2022 2:08 pm

Only 74 genders! The BBC recently ran a training course for their staff claiming there were 150 genders.

Quilter52
October 4, 2022 12:22 am

I am sure that Went over a treat in predominantly Catholic and socially conservative Mexico!

observa
Reply to  Quilter52
October 4, 2022 3:59 am

Catholics you say? In that case they will have to understand leftist victim/oppressor paradigms and eschew those impure thoughts-
‘Sad’ Thorburn hits out after Bombers exit (msn.com)
Plan to bring home women who joined ‘death cult’ Islamic State ‘not an election feature’ (msn.com)

H.R.
Reply to  Quilter52
October 4, 2022 4:01 am

What farmer wouldn’t take a day off to attend any old random presentation if they were expecting money to be handed out at the end?

Just guessing, but I’d think that’s the only reason the Catholic, socially conservative growers would show up to such a presentation.

brent
October 4, 2022 12:27 am

Mainstreaming Gender Into Foreign Policy
Volume 662: debated on Thursday 10 June 2004

https://hansard.parliament.uk/Lords/2004-06-10/debates/deb99458-c2b5-4ca5-9d17-8c3d55e6fd73/MainstreamingGenderIntoForeignPolicy

Spreading Tony Blair’s Values in Afghanistan
2004
We begin, my friends, with a visit to Afghanistan. What, you might ask, is the most pressing problem that nation faces at the moment? Perhaps it’s the millions of landmines scattered across the country, routinely blowing the limbs off young and old alike. Maybe it’s the fact that there are still 20,000 American soldiers tied up there amidst a rising death toll and allegations of torture at a detention centre at Bagram airbase. Could it be the fact that impoverished farmers have returned to growing opium poppies now the Taliban are back home in Tipton? And that cheap heroin will soon be back on the streets of Britain?
Nah, none of the above. Top of the priority list for the Foreign Office, and at our expense, is an urgent plan to offer counselling to Afghan tribesmen to help them get in touch with their feminine side. No, really.
This madcap scheme, backed by Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, aims to address “gender issues” by having psychologists working with Afghan men who have trouble discussing their emotional problems.
“The patriarchal Afghan society does not encourage men to acknowledge or talk through difficult issues,” says a report filled with the kind of NuLabour speak you only find in the innermost pages of the Guardian or in cafes frequented by black, one-legged, bicycling lesbians. “This can mean they repress their problems and deal with them in inappropriate or anti-social ways.” (Apologies for the poor grammar.) We may be onto something here.

https://web.archive.org/web/20040619213348/http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/funny/2004/06june/barry121.shtml

Quelgeek
October 4, 2022 2:02 am

“You can be happy that your tax money…”

It ain’t my tax money. The government is borrowing like crazy. It is my grandchildren’s and unborn great-grandchildren’s tax money. (The largesse of the unborn is truly touching. You would think they would have spending priorities of their own when the time comes. But we somehow know they want to spend it on us instead. I’m so proud of their selflessness.)

HotScot
Reply to  Quelgeek
October 4, 2022 4:24 am

I didn’t want to believe it but the reckless ruination of our successors lives by wild spending can only be to completely wreck our existing monetary system and society in general to achieve The Great Reset or something even more insidious.

No one could be as irresponsible with government tax receipts without there being an end game.

A country is a big business, that’s it, which is probably why Trump did so well, and probably why covid was released – to get rid of him.

Now there’s an energy crisis that’s reverberating around the world. It took a global conflict from 1939 to 1945 for food rationing to be introduced into the UK. Yet an insignificant, corrupt, broke nation in the middle of Europe grinds the European and American continents to a standstill.

I don’t care what people think about the rights or wrongs of the conflict in Ukraine, its global effects are simply not credible.

jeffery p
Reply to  HotScot
October 4, 2022 12:05 pm

The American left spent over 4 years demonizing Russia. Does that have something to do with it?

And no, it’s not Ukraine’s fault.

Climate believer
October 4, 2022 3:37 am

If I was a Mexican coffee producer I’d tell them where they could shove their genders.

Veracruz has slightly more pressing problems at the moment you cretins.

Scissor
Reply to  Climate believer
October 4, 2022 5:52 am

That reminds me. It’s time to check my prickly pear cactus for fruit.

Gerry, England
October 4, 2022 4:40 am

While there are no doubt some good aid workers on the ground, the majority of the aid industry are woke leftie scum who through their stupidity usually make things worse. And that’s before we get to the luvvie wankerati like Geldof and Bonio.

LdB
October 4, 2022 6:23 am

They got climate change, gender equity and social diversity into the article but they left out first nations people rights which is a big no no … so send them back to re-education camp.

n.n
October 4, 2022 8:02 am

Gender studies: sex-correlated attributes (e.g. sexual orientation).

Social studies: normalization and functional evolution of men, women, and “our Posterity”. Clothing choices are selected with the intent of promoting a favorable juxtaposition of the sexes.

Editor
October 4, 2022 8:05 am

To be a little more forgiving, efforts to help small coffee growers by teaching the growing coffee bushes as undergrowth in appropriate mixes of other trees is a good thing.

My wife and I helped with a project in the Dominican Republic that included planting of mixed productive forestry — with coffee as lower layer, under trees that were grown for wood, fruits and structure for fruiting vines. annual vegetables were grown as the lowest level, all tended by people who llived within walking distance. The results were highly productive forests that produced foodstuffs and cash crops for the local residents.

Governments mandating DIE and Gender Issues be taiught and enforced by humanitarian aid efforts are making a mockery of themselves.

Pamela Gray
October 4, 2022 8:20 am

I am sure the coffee growers will accept the wholesale slaughter of their language.

Fran
October 4, 2022 10:21 am

Reading this, my first thought is “How can they be so sure they know exactly how to “fix” the Mexican environment?”

jeffery p
October 4, 2022 12:07 pm

Do the workshops include forced viewing of the movie Bros?

Jim Gorman
October 4, 2022 1:17 pm

Gender equity starts with women doing all the hard, hot labor intensive work while men lounge!

Bob
October 4, 2022 3:00 pm

I feel sick.

Dean
October 4, 2022 7:53 pm

In my time in Mexico I didn’t really get the impression that they had difficulties answering the question what a woman or man was.

Geoffrey Williams
October 5, 2022 5:16 pm

So what is this British Goverment ‘project’ all about and why is the UK getting involved in someone else’s business in a foreign country ?!
I would guess that as with all these foreign aid projects very little money changes hands except what goes into the pockets of those sent over to educate the ‘natives’ and to pay their expenses.
Its all a show for the UN and the green cronies in UK anc Mexico. .

M E Emberson
October 5, 2022 9:42 pm

Dame Edna Everage in your illustration is the old fashioned comedian who made fun of Australian Housewives. Vulgar and flashy.. in his opinion.

*Nothing to do with tranvestites.*
He had other characters from the Australian scene.

Look up Youtube interviews. a great comedian but his language was a bit over the top. !
His name is or was Barry Humphries.

Don’t use this portrait. Find a genuine example!

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