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Solidaridad, Bayer & Grupo Pantaleon winners of the 2023 Sedex Sustainability Awards!
Solidaridad in partnership with Bayer and Panuco Mill from Grupo Pantaleon are winners of the 2023 Sedex Sustainability Awards, under the "Community and Collaboration" category.
24 March 2023
Undoing systemic barriers to gender inclusivity in Southern Africa
Gender inequality is a persistent challenge across Southern Africa, and the agribusiness sector is no exception. Though women dominate the agricultural workforce, gender bias and social norms limit their access to financial services and resources. The first step for progress is understanding how these systemic barriers prevent women from engaging in business opportunities and farm-related decision-making.
22 March 2023
Advocacy and collaboration yield results in push for sustainable value chains
Whilst civic space across the world has been under increasing pressure in 2022, leading to still greater inequalities, people continue to stand up for their rights, even in the most difficult circumstances. The people at the beginning of global value chains are taking on a lion’s share of the work but millions of them are unrewarded for it. Amidst the…
21 March 2023
Rural Extension & Technical Support Services Show Potential For Reducing Deforestation in Brazil
A new study from Solidaridad in Brazil demonstrates the importance of education – in the form of rural extension and technical support – to ensuring inclusive and sustainable rural development. These services are especially important in areas prone to deforestation.
20 March 2023
Mary Wairimu Oloo, who lives in Kenya’s Trans Nzoia County, moved back to her family’s coffee farm after retiring from a government role. Since then she has been diligently improving productivity on the farm, diversifying her income and helping others along the way.
15 March 2023
Equal partnerships in the fashion industry: How brands and retailers can take the first steps
We’ve been talking about how building equal partnerships between fashion brands and suppliers can improve sustainability and workers’ livelihoods for over half a decade. So why do brands still struggle with this concept and what it should look like in practice? There are many complex reasons. And we’ve heard many excuses. It’s time to start taking small steps to change…
13 March 2023
Striving for a sustainable and gender-inclusive garment sector in Ethiopia with Bottom Up!
As the Bottom Up! programme nears its end, we reflect on what we've achieved and our lessons learnt. Since its launch in 2019, this programme has been working to create a more sustainable cotton and garment value chain in Ethiopia, an up-and-coming producing country.
09 March 2023
Women leveraging digital innovations to build sustainable, inclusive value chains
"It is essential that women are the protagonist of their work, both in the field and in decision-making at the community level, and for that, they need to have all the information." Angélica Paz, member of Capucas, a cooperative of coffee-farming families in Honduras, advocates for the adoption of digital tools among all members of her community. Contributions like hers…
07 March 2023