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    Blog: Leather buyers - look beyond certification for cleaning up your supply chain

    23 November 2017

    In this blog, Solidaridad’s international coordinator for livestock sustainability, Gert van der Bijl, describes the damaging impact of current leather production in India. Solidaridad is now putting a special focus on improving these leather producing communities, especially for the small producers.
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    UC Berkeley and Solidaridad bring together supply chain innovators for 2018 workshop

    16 November 2017

    UC Berkeley and Solidaridad are delighted to announce the initial line up of speakers for the 2018 workshop on Innovation in Agrifood Supply Chains: People-Planet-Profitability. To be organized in Berkeley, California, on 18 and 19 April 2018, the programme will examine the social, economic and environmental aspects of agrifood supply chains and their potential for innovation.
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    Solidaridad, Stahl and PUM launch five-year tannery project for clean Ganga

    14 November 2017

    Solidaridad Network Asia, in association with Stahl, a leading global chemical company, PUM Netherlands senior experts, Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam and a number of Indian industry partners officially announced the launch of a public-private partnership to clean up the Ganges River.
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    Solidaridad, Henkel and Achmea Foundation advance market-driven support for palm oil smallholders

    09 November 2017

    Solidaridad, Henkel and Achmea Foundation are launching a new project in Ghana, based on the earlier successes of Solidaridad’s Sustainable West Africa Palm Oil Programme (SWAPP). The new project facilitates establishing and developing independent service providers in four regions of Ghana.
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    Blog: Dying to sweeten your tea (coffee, cereal, etc.)

    07 November 2017

    In his recent blog, Sebastian Teunissen, Managing Director of Solidaridad North America, describes Solidaridad’s efforts to address the fatal Chronic Kidney Disease epidemic affecting sugarcane cutters in Central America.
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    Exploring resilience for sustainable cocoa at Women in Cocoa and Chocolate Network event

    02 November 2017

    Women in Cocoa and Chocolate Network (WINCC), established by Solidaridad, organized their fourth event in cooperation with the World Cocoa Foundation and The Hershey Company. The event brought together 70 women on 26 October in Hershey, Pennsylvania (USA), to explore the topic of building a resilient and sustainable cocoa sector.
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    South African cotton shows high potential for a sustainable future

    31 October 2017

    Aligned with an industry-wide initiative, Solidaridad, with funding from the Dutch government, is partnering with the Sustainable Cotton Cluster and Cotton South Africa to implement a Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) project with nearly 800 smallholder cotton farmers in the Makhathini Flats of the KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa.
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    Solidaridad Indonesia strengthens capacity to meet climate change agenda

    26 October 2017

    Yayasan Solidaridad Network Indonesia (YSNI) has been working on increasing climate awareness and improving supply chains which lead to sustainability and benefits all.
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    Ethiopia approves new coffee initiative after political unrest

    24 October 2017

    Solidaridad began implementing the Oromia Coffee Development Project in South Oromia this year after receiving approval from the recently stabilized local government. The project is funded by Comic Relief and aims to reach over 10,000 producers who can help contribute to a more sustainable coffee supply chain with a special focus on climate-smart practices, promoting diversification and gender.
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    UC Berkeley and Solidaridad to jointly host workshop on agrifood innovations

    19 October 2017

    On 18 and 19 April 2018, the College of Natural Resources, at the University of California, Berkeley, in collaboration with Solidaridad North America, will hold its third annual training workshop on “Innovation in Agrifood Supply Chains: People-Planet-Profitability.” The programme will examine innovation in the agrifood sector from business, social and environmental perspectives.
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