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    World Water Day: Building an Oasis in The Dry Chaco

    22 March 2019

    Today, to mark International World Water Day, we reflect on two indigenous communities in the Central Chaco region in Paraguay. With the support of Solidaridad, they are benefiting from greater access to water and food security.
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    Solidaridad releases mid-term review

    21 March 2019

    Solidaridad has released the findings of the mid-term review of its Advocacy for Change and Practice for Change programmes. Alongside the review, Solidaridad shared its response to recommendations.
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    Global partners set objectives at first Farmer2Market training in South Africa

    19 March 2019

    The Farmer2Market programme hosted its first training workshop in February at the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (GDARD) AgriPark in Westonaria, in the West Rand, Johannesburg.
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    Sugar, Water and Women: India’s changing sugarcane industry

    15 March 2019

    India's sugarcane industry relies on more than six million smallholder farmers to produce its sugar. Due to small farm size and the associated inefficiencies, Indian productivity lags far behind other parts of the world. Solidaridad is working with women in Pune, India, to increase the sustainability and yields in sugarcane farming.
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    Trade dialogue stimulates market promotion of Bangladesh black tiger shrimp

    14 March 2019

    Seafood Trade Intelligence Portal (STIP), the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and Solidaridad have hosted the Bangladesh Shrimp Market Consultation and Trade Promotion in the Netherlands. This event took place from 26 to 28 February, with the aim to provide the government of Bangladesh with feedback on their national action plan for the further development of the Bangladesh shrimp industry.
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    Village farmers put food first during International Women’s Day

    12 March 2019

    Some 3,000 rural women and their family members participated in a mega event organized by Solidaridad with support from various institutes to commemorate International Women’s Day on 8 March. The event was organized in the district of Dewas, Madhya Pradesh (India).
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    On the Road: Is the formal market crushing aspirations of rural farmers?

    28 February 2019

    In this blog, Solidaridad's Managing Director for Southern Africa, Mandla Nkomo, takes a close look at the various types of markets he's experienced on his long road trips across the region. Unfortunately, he has found that formal markets often take advantage of the small farmer while providing little access or opportunity to those who need it most.
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    Solidaridad brings farmers' voices to cocoa conference in Amsterdam

    26 February 2019

    The cocoa commodity dominated discussions at the Chocoa 2019 conference in Amsterdam from 20 to 24 February 2019 and Solidaridad was there to support.
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    Solidaridad and UC Berkeley to host annual workshop on supply chain innovation

    21 February 2019

    Solidaridad North America and the University of California, Berkeley will host the fourth annual workshop on Innovation in Agrifood Supply Chains. The two-day workshop will be held in Berkeley, California on 10 and 11 April 2019. The emphasis this year is on finance, profitability and sustainability.
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    Small farmers protect unique forests of Indonesia

    19 February 2019

    Indonesia is home to some of the most biologically diverse forests in the world and ranks third in the number of species behind Brazil and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Unlike those other countries, however, Indonesia is making significant progress in protecting their forests.
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