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    South America and China Seek to Standardize Soybean Supply

    20 November 2018

    More than 50 public, private and civil society leaders from Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and China joined together to agree on a common landscape governance agenda. The event, which took place in the city of Belém, Brazil on 13 to 15 November, focused on monitoring changes in land use and controlling illegal deforestation related to soy farming.
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    Bean-to-Bar Chocolate from Amazon Farmers Earns Praise at World Cocoa Event

    15 November 2018

    Zezinho, one of 150 family farmers supported by Solidaridad in Novo Repartimento, Brazil, presented the first Bean-to-Bar Tuerê chocolate made from his beans at the Salon du Chocolat event in Paris from 1 to 4 November.
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    International Leaders Celebrate 10 Years of Sustainable Growth in Asia

    13 November 2018

    Sustainability, profitability, growth and the means to achieve benefits for all were the main themes adorning the anniversary celebration as Solidaridad looked back on a decade of sustainable development in Asia on 1 and 2 November.
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    Dutch Government-Funded Food Security Project in Ghana Yields Impressive Results

    08 November 2018

    Jointly implemented by Solidaridad West Africa and Masara N’Arziki Farmers Association across the three northern regions of Ghana, the Sustainable Maize Programme provides small and medium scale holders with technical skills to adopt good agricultural practices and adapt to climate change. About 10,000 farmers have benefitted from the intervention.
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    Multi-Stakeholder Platform Offers Solution for Land Rights in Sierra Leone

    08 November 2018

    The 5th National Multi-Stakeholder Platform on the New Land Policy in Sierra Leone was held in Freetown in October. During the event, journalists, policy makers, NGOs, farmers and other representatives active in agriculture came to discuss the details of the new land policy in a democratic and transparent manner.
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    Climate-Smart Dairy in Africa: From Subsistence to Entrepreneurship

    06 November 2018

    Solidaridad has developed a unique value chain approach to professionalize the dairy industry in Africa and avoid rising carbon emissions as a result of increasing dairy production. The business case for dairy farmers has been calculated in a recent feasibility study in Ethiopia and is currently being implemented in Tanzania.
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    Solidaridad Enhances Youth Skill Development in Sierra Leone

    05 November 2018

    In Sierra Leone, Solidaridad aims at increasing productivity, improving processing of oil palm, enhancing food security through food banks and linking farmers to private sector actors to improve and sustain rural livelihoods. The young university graduates will have the benefit of hands-on, practical field experience for the next 11 months.
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    Farmer2Market Puts Technology in Hands of South African Farmers

    30 October 2018

    The European Union, in partnership with the Department of Environmental Affairs, together with Solidaridad, LIMA Development Foundation and ICCO are proud to announce the launch of the SWITCH Africa Green, Farmer2Market programme. At the centre of the SWITCH Africa Green, Farmer2Market programme is the ambition to unlock access to market opportunities for smallholder farmers.
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    Responsible Leather: The Need to Connect the Worlds of Beef and Leather

    23 October 2018

    Friday 12 October, Solidaridad had the honour of giving the Opening & Welcome presentation at the First Global Forum on Responsible Leather in Kilkenny, Ireland. The forum was hosted by the Responsible Leather Round Table (RLRT), an initiative of Textile Exchange. The purpose of the forum was to address the impact of the entire leather value chain.
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    Sustainable Agriculture of the Future Will Be Tested in Colombia

    18 October 2018

    EcoProMIS, a new precision agriculture project, is being developed in Colombia for the production of palm oil and rice to support sector efforts for increasing the adoption of sustainable practices and better decision-making by service providers and governmental entities.
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