A global network
that's working together
Capable of generating income for producers and comfort for consumers, cotton is what weaves us together.
With increasing consumer awareness and commitments made by industry, the production and consumption of sustainable options like organic cotton are more common. Yet, social and environmental issues still prevent cotton from full sustainability.
Through sustainable production, livestock is poised to balance the planet, people, and profits.
Population growth, urbanisation, and increasing incomes create increased demand for beef, pork, and poultry. The changing livestock sector puts great stress on natural resources and the livelihoods of millions of farmers, but together we can change this.
Improving sustainability of the world's second most popular beverage
Tea has been cultivated for thousands of years, reaching all corners of the world. It transcends borders because it requires global trade and yet each locale cultivates its own flavour and drinking customs.Tea truly has the power to bring people together, and has the power to sustain the lives of those involved in its production for thousands of years to come.
If produced sustainably sugarcane is the crop of the future, poised to improve the lives of millions globally.
Addressing social and environmental issues around sugarcane production and processing requires everyone to act: from farmer to company. Only then will sugarcane gain popular support to fulfil its promise as the crop of the future.
Fruit & Vegetables
Sowing sustainable nutrition across diverse agricultural sectors.
Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a balanced diet, delivering nutrients to our bodies that can reduce the risk for cancers, obesity, and heart attacks. Yet the production of these foods is often anything but balanced. Join us in acheiving balance with sustainbly produced fruit and vegetables.
Join us in helping make the true value of gold shine for all who are touched by it.
By focusing on responsible mining, our work is transforming gold production to ensure more equitable outcomes from mine to market. We recognise that the greatest need for livelihood development lies in the small-scale sector, but that the greatest opportunity for building volumes of responsible, traceable gold is in the industrial sector.
We seek to empower the soy industry’s transition towards more sustainable and inclusive supply chains.
Soy is fundamental to both the human and animal food supply, so much so that most soy goes towards feeding livestock. As the fastest-growing agricultural material, soy fuels expansion that encroaches on the environment, workers, and surrounding communities. This small bean can have a big impact.
Together we can secure the future of cocoa farming
Cocoa is one of the world’s most savoured products, mainly in the form of chocolate. Chocolate is something we all love – we reach for it in times of celebration and joy, stress and sadness, and just to sweeten our day. This simple pleasure, though, has complex and harsh consequences for those who produce cocoa.
Working across the supply chain to make sustainable textile production more fashionable
Demand for finished textiles and clothing is expected to grow steadily, placing additional pressures on a planet feeling the strains of current production and consumption practices. We gladly accept the challenge of meeting growing demand with sustainble production practices.
Unleashing the true potential of the world's most used and fastest growing vegetable oil.
Palm oil and palm-derived products are everywhere. Because of the consequences for the humans and lands that produce it, palm oil's reach extends far beyond products and uses. This is why sustainable production is capable of transforming industries and lives all over the globe.
Aquaculture is the fastest growing food production sector in the world.
The rapid growth of aquaculture is accompanied by a range of problems that affect productivity and sustainability related to transforming traditional wholesale markets, competition for raw materials, and growing demands for food safety. What's needed is greater transparency and security of supply, both for local processors and international seafood businesses.
Solidaridad helps farmers bring clean, safe milk to the global market.
Change from within the dairy market can improve the livelihoods of people on family farms, and have environmental benefits. The growing demand for dairy poses challenges in developing countries. In order to become self-sufficient and limit imports from Western countries, dairy farmers need to be able to comply with the high quality and sustainability standards of the formal market.
Our longest running programme, with an annual budget of 2.5 million EUR.
Most of us start our day with coffee, yet few are aware of how it gets to our breakfast table and who gets most of the money we pay for it. In its journey from bean to cup, coffee travels across many lands and touches the lives of its producers and consumers along the supply chain. We work with key industry players and growers of all sizes to ensure a future with sustainable coffee.
Deforestation-free palm oil production on the horizon for Peru
Blog: Laying the tracks of Africa’s e-commerce environment for smallholder farmers
Improving water efficiency and sugarcane farmers’ livelihoods in India
Agribusinesses get ready for investment opportunities in Ghana