Case Studies

  • Case Study

    The resilience of cotton and its communities in Brazil

    03 May 2017

    Solidaridad and C&A Institute want to take up the tradition of cotton growing in a region that was once a pride of Brazil but today suffers from devastating drought.

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    Helping Suwarni realize her dreams

    18 April 2017

    Her name is Suwarni, but in her village in Empering, West Kalimantan, people call her “Mamak Ola”, which is translated as Ola’s mother.

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    Small coffee growers, big changes

    21 March 2017

    Helping farmers to adopt climate-smart agricultural practices is one of the the main strategies for Solidaridad in support of sustainability. To accomplish this, Solidaridad and its partners establ

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    Quality cattle helps reduce poverty

    28 February 2017

    A challenging project in the Eastern Xingu region of  the State of Mato Grosso (Brazil) managed to alleviate poverty in one of the poorest municipalities and to protect the environment in a region

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    Collective action for smallholder marketing

    25 August 2016

    Agricultural markets in Uganda tend to be inefficient, whereby smallholder farmers are trapped in “good season-poor market” dilemma largely due to poor information flow and low volumes.

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    Sustainable Cattle in Practice

    08 March 2016

    The Brazilian Roundtable on Sustainable Livestock, or GTPS after the name in Portuguese, was formally established in 2009 with the aim of debating and formulating principles, standards and common p

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    Growing sustainable bananas can be a family business

    31 August 2015

    More than a decade ago, the Department of Magdalena in Colombia decreed that a Banana Growing Zone of nearly 50,000 hectares and comprised mainly of the townships Ríofrío, Orihueca, Guacamayal, was

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    Young farmers rejuvenate age-old cocoa growing practices

    03 October 2014

    Ahwiaakrom, in Sefwi Wiaso district in Ghana, is famous for two things: its wood carvings dating back over 400 years and certified cocoa. But what will the future hold?

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    Sustainable energy from coffee waste

    27 April 2014

    Solidaridad supports farmers on several levels. Training to produce sustainably is one of them. Solidaridad therefore, joint a pilot project in Nicaragua to produce energy from coffee waste.

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    Dutch companies support responsible soy

    17 November 2013

    Stimulated by Solidaridad, FrieslandCampina, CONO and Keurslagers, 3 Dutch companies in the animal sector, support responsible soy produced by family farmers in India and Brazil.

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