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    IMPACT INVESTING IN FRONTIER MARKETS

    22 October 2019

    Capital provision is crucial to address global challenges related to the UN SDGs, including sustainable agriculture, energy and water systems. With a USD 2.5 trillion shortfall in traditional financing, how that funding is provided urgently needs to change.
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    Blog: Disrupting our thinking on palm oil

    08 October 2019

    During a recent trip to Asia, Solidaridad’s honorary president Nico Roozen was struck by a meeting with a farmer whose thoughts contradicted the current dominant narrative of palm oil as the main driver of deforestation. Could palm oil, in fact, be our saviour? Read Nico’s views on this topic in his latest article.
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    South-South cooperation to make small palm oil producers more sustainable

    03 October 2019

    María Goretti Esquivel, Manager of Solidaridad’s palm oil programme in Colombia, went to Medan, Indonesia to share experiences and exchange best practices for smallholders in the controversial sector. She was there for the first training session by the RSPO Smallholder Academy, ahead of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil meeting this November.
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    Ugandan tea processor secures USD 3.15 million investment

    01 October 2019

    Kayonza Tea Factory in Uganda has secured a USD 3.15 million long-term loan from social impact investor Oikocredit. The investment means Kayonza can build a second factory to process soaring yields, improving the livelihoods of the 7,500 smallholder farmers who own it. It is the first UNDP Equator Prize winner and the first project in Solidaridad’s impact investment pipeline to win financing.
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    Solidaridad joins the Global Climate Strike

    27 September 2019

    This week, 20-27 September, is marked by the Global Climate Strike as citizens worldwide are taking to the streets to call upon the international community to take action against the growing climate crisis. At the same time, world leaders gathered in New York for the emergency UN Climate Action Summit.
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    Curbing malnutrition and transforming farmer livelihoods in Madya Pradesh

    27 September 2019

    This September, Solidaridad helped launch Good Farming - Good Food, a Public Private Partnership (PPP) to support 50,000 farmers in Madya Pradesh, India as they build urgently needed nutrition security.
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    Solidaridad and partners receive funding from P4G for joint crowdfunding initiative PlusPlus

    23 September 2019

    We are very pleased to share that the soon to be released crowdfunding platform PlusPlus, a joint initiative by Solidaridad and partners Lendahand, ICCO Cooperation and Truvalu, was selected for the P4G Scale-Up Partnerships grant of one million USD.
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    Deforestation-free palm oil production on the horizon for Peru

    18 September 2019

    Peru is on the way to achieving a national deforestation-free agreement for palm oil as key stakeholders express a unified ambition to improve sustainable production within the sector. The goal is for all palm oil produced in Peru to be deforestation-free by 2021, following in the footsteps of neighbouring Colombia.
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    Blog: Laying the tracks of Africa’s e-commerce environment for smallholder farmers

    11 September 2019

    Evidence suggests that a smallholder-inclusive e-commerce revolution is possible in Africa. But how do we start to lay the tracks for this coming revolution to run on?
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    Improving water efficiency and sugarcane farmers’ livelihoods in India

    09 September 2019

    Solidaridad’s water efficient sugarcane production programme has been working with farmers in India’s Karnataka and Telangana regions since 2016. The programme, supported by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, aims to increase the efficiency of water use in sugarcane farming to address over-exploitation of groundwater resources.
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