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Mozambique on the right path towards food safety

Results from a 2018 study conducted by Solidaridad showed high levels of pesticide residue on produce sold around the country. Since the study, Solidaridad has collaborated with the Ministry of Agriculture and INNOQ, a food security institute, to create a local g.a.p. standard called the MozBoPa. With pilots now underway, the standard aims to pave the way towards safer food…

18 January 2022

Sustainable agriculture practices for southern Mexico’s palm smallholders

Since 2016, Solidaridad has been working with oil palm smallholders in southern Mexico, in Chiapas, to improve practices through farmer field schools, workshops and learning exchanges. In a workshop in October 2021, Colombian oil palm nutrition expert, José Álvaro Cristancho Rodríguez, PhD., and Solidaridad staff engaged more than 60 oil palm smallholders from three communities to share best practices that…

04 January 2022

No need to question the relevance of ‘fair pricing’

Nico Roozen analyzes and responds to a recently published report of Wageningen University & Research and Mondelez International, which examines the path towards a living income for cocoa farmers. The report expects more positive results from higher productivity per hectare and suggests that ‘a living income for many smallholder farmers is unrealistic.’ The recommended option for them is to go…

21 December 2021

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