All Good Fairtrade, an Ecuadorian banana company, sources its bananas from more than 400 family farms. Ecuador's businesses and government are leading an effort toward treating family and smallholder farmers fairly.
Trying to measure social progress with a global index that compares countries can be as fraught as the reliance on GDP statistics. Yet it points to new ways to view progress.
Presidential candidate Solís is expected to win the election after ruling party candidate Araya dropped out last month. Solís seeks to boost medium- and small-scale enterprise in Costa Rica.