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    Dutch government-funded food security project in Northern 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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    Solidaridad Receives Letter from Saint: “Be a Voice for Those Who Do Not Have a Voice”

    16 October 2018

    Just weeks before his assassination, former Archbishop of San Salvador (El Salvador) Oscar Romero wrote Solidaridad a letter thanking the organization for its support in buying radio equipment to broadcast his services to a larger audience. Shortly after, Romero was gunned down as he was celebrating Mass in San Salvador on 24 March 1980.
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    Solidaridad Names New Director for East & Central Africa

    11 October 2018

    The Solidaridad Network has appointed Rachel Wanyoike as the new Managing Director of Solidaridad East and Central Africa as of 1 October.
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    Blog: Removing Livestock Is Not the Solution

    09 October 2018

    In this blog, Solidaridad’s International Programme Coordinator for Livestock, Gert van der Bijl, discusses why livestock management plays a significant role in Solidaridad’s vision for a more sustainable future.
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