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RECLAIM Sustainability! 2021 Progress Report

The RECLAIM Sustainability! programme is a partnership working to strengthen civil society and foster inclusive sustainability in global value chains. The ultimate goal is to elevate the voices of farmers, miners, workers and citizens, and ensure that these voices are well represented in decision-making processes. In this progress report 2021, the consortium reflects on the […]

01 December 2022

Building intelligent palm oil value chains in Colombia

Colombia is an emerging source for sustainable palm oil. As production grows, companies, governments, NGOs and producers are focused on sustainable sector transformation. The Colombian palm oil sector has set an ambitious goal of 75 percent sustainable production by 2023 and has committed to increasing sustainable trade with key export markets in the EU. Intel4Value is a public private partnership…

29 November 2022

Palm oil in producers using a digital tool for farm management

CULTIVATING RESILIENT COCOA THROUGH AGROFORESTRY

For generations, removing non-cocoa trees was standard practice when establishing cocoa farms in Côte d’Ivoire. Conventional wisdom saw trees, no matter the species, as an obstacle to productive farms. Perceptions are changing as the Cocoa Rehabilitation and Intensification Programme (CORIP) introduces the benefits of agroforestry practices to cocoa farmers.

25 November 2022

Solidaridad tecnico plants a tree with a community member in Executive Secretary Côte-d’Ivoire

COP27: Some Achievements, Glaring Omissions & Priorities Going Forward

COP27 concluded with a stronger commitment to countries that have contributed the least to climate change, but fell short of reining in emissions to the degree needed. The historic breakthrough on loss and damages is critical as smallholder farmers struggle to adapt to the effects of climate change. Members of the Solidaridad Network advocated for the interest of smallholder farmers…

23 November 2022

Farmer in Colombia on a path

AQUACULTURE TRAINING BUILDS RESILIENCE OF YOUNG PEOPLE  IN NIGERIA 

In Nigeria, the demand for fresh fish outstrips the domestic supply. For young people seeking a vocation, aquaculture represents an opportunity. The Tai Solarin College of Education Omu-Ijebu, in Nigeria, has rolled out the Aquaculture Development Project Nigeria implemented by Solidaridad into its curriculum as part of its vocational training courses.

21 November 2022

Students in Nigeria at the Tai Solarin College of Education Omu-Ijebu, in Nigeria, learning about aquaculture.

Working towards self-regulation in small-scale gold mining in Kenya

In Kenya, artisanal and small-scale gold mining employs roughly 250,000 miners with women making up 40% of the total. Though largely informal and filled with risk, this form of mining shows potential for providing sustainable livelihoods if human rights and environmental risks are properly addressed. Solidaridad’s five-year RECLAIM Sustainability! Programme is promoting the adoption of a Self-Regulatory Framework among artisanal…

16 November 2022

Woman gold miner in Kenya

Climate Change, Carbon Farming Dominate Discussion at Asia Tea Alliance Summit

Tea is the world’s second most popular beverage after water. Roughly 3 billion cups are consumed every day. The sector employs 13 million people, including 9 million smallholder farmers. Despite its global prominence, tea producers face many challenges – the increasing impacts of climate change, price stagnation, high labor and input costs, and price discovery issues.

15 November 2022

Nayantara Palchoudhuri (left), newly elected Asia Tea Alliance chairperson, with Shatadru Chattopadhyay, Managing Director, Solidaridad Asia, and Arijit Raha, Secretary General, Indian Tea Association, at the second ATA Summit in Kolkata
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