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    Solidaridad Receives Community Impact Award at Arrell Global Food Summit

    23 May 2018

    Solidardad has been presented with the Arrell Global Food Innovation Award for Community Impact. A second award, for research, was given to Dr. Samuel Myers, of Harvard University. Both awards were presented at a ceremony, in Toronto, on the closing day of the Arrell Food Summit.
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    Solidaridad & Sympany Launch Dutch Campaign To Inspire Fashion Consciousness

    22 May 2018

    What you choose to buy, or not to buy, has a direct influence on someone's life. To raise awareness of this fact, Solidaridad and social enterprise Sympany have launched a campaign in the Netherlands to inspire the public to become #modebewust (fashion conscious).
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    Solidaridad Launches Programme To Revitalize The Cocoa Sector in Liberia

    17 May 2018

    Solidaridad has launched a new four-year programme targeting 5,000 smallholder cocoa farmers in Liberia with the goal to create a vibrant, competitive and profitable cocoa economy. This programme focuses on including at least 30% women and supporting the planting of about 3,800 acres of improved cocoa in the Bong, Nimba and Lofa counties.
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    Promoting Sustainable Organic Agriculture in Zambia

    15 May 2018

    The agricultural landscape in Zambia is dominated by smallholder farmers. A total of 1.47 million households benefit from primary agricultural activities within the smallholder sector. Farming methods vary from conventional to organic farming.
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    Solidaridad Celebrates New European Office in Germany

    07 May 2018

    Germany is the largest economy in Europe, an important agricultural player and an essential market for Solidaridad to engage with. To work towards fulfilling our European ambitions, Solidaridad has created the foundation for a new entity in Germany.
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    Protecting Community Rights to Land in Sierra Leone

    01 May 2018

    A new project in Sierra Leone is working to protect land rights, livelihoods and food security of vulnerable people while promoting sustainable businesses. This project applies the New Alliance Due Diligence Tool within a large-scale agricultural investment and works with local communities and the private sector to safeguard rights to land.
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    Solidaridad Co-launches China Roundtable on Sustainable Livestock

    26 April 2018

    On March 29, 2018 the China Roundtable on Sustainable Livestock was launched in Shijiazhuang City on the margins of the First China Ruminant Conference. This marked the beginning of a globally significant multi-stakeholder process for improving the productivity and sustainability of both China’s livestock sector and that of its major source of imported meat: Brazil.
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    Solidaridad Wins Arrell Global Food Innovation Award

    24 April 2018

    Solidaridad and Dr. Samuel Myers of Harvard University are the inaugural winners of the Arrell Global Food Innovation Award.
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    Empowering Women Benefits Everyone – Cocoa Producers & The Chocolate Industry

    24 April 2018

    This week, the 4th World Cocoa Conference takes place in Berlin. On the first day of this event, the Women In Cocoa & Chocolate Network held a gathering to highlight the role of women in improving the resilience and sustainability of the cocoa value chain.
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    Farming Families & Forests Victim of Failing Cocoa Market

    19 April 2018

    The 2018 Cocoa Barometer, released today, reveals that efforts to address poverty, deforestation, and child labour have fallen short. It reveals that for cocoa growing communities, particularly in West Africa, these issues have been made worse by a rapid fall in prices.
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