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The Nile’s Inspiring Daughter

A lifelong passion for agriculture along with innovative farming techniques are helping Huda, a farmer in Egypt, confront an increasingly harsh climate while supporting her children. Despite her commitment to farming, traditional methods left her crops vulnerable and profits low. The Khair Ardna project provided Huda with training on efficient irrigation, new fertilizers, marketing and ways to combat the effects…

11 June 2024

Women Dairy Farmers Assert Themselves in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, especially for women, it’s not easy to be a dairy farmer. Through a project that provides training in modern practices, leadership and finance, women who work in dairy have recorded higher milk production and increasing incomes. The results for these inspiring farmers demonstrate the power of collaboration and market access to improve the livelihoods for women in…

16 May 2024

TEH nDESO CONNECTS: Finding New Opportunities with Indonesia’s Small-scale Tea Growers

Indonesia's small-scale tea farmers face ongoing challenges due to climate change and competition. Fortunately, a recent initiative, Teh nDeso, is promoting sustainable practices and has helped small farmers to connect directly with consumers. The results have been impressive. With creative branding, QR codes with informative videos, and partnerships with local tea stalls and cafes, sales have risen from 5-10 tonnes…

16 April 2024

A Kenyan coffee grower enhances the sustainability and resilience of his farm

Like many, Richard Rono is seeing the real time impacts of climate change. Unpredictable rainfall has resulted in lower coffee yields for this Kenyan coffee farmer, but Solidaridad’s TRACE Kenya project is helping him build up his resilience. Organic farming practices have boosted his harvest and now Richard is sharing what he’s learned with others in his community as a…

09 April 2024

Grit and guts: Karuna Daimari writes her own success story in tea

What is the role of women in the Indian tea industry? As an answer, Karuna Daimari in Assam has spent her lifetime challenging stereotypes with her work as a tea farmer and an entrepreneur. Her journey highlights the importance of training and support for small growers, while she continues to inspire other women to work for success in business.

28 March 2024

In Indonesia, indigenous Dayaks reclaim their right to food and forests

In Indonesia, the Dayak people are using agroforestry to preserve ecosystems and maintain biodiversity. Their efforts in Ensaid Panjang village have led to increased incomes and a renewed appreciation for the value of sustainable forests. The development of hand-woven art and plans for ecotourism within the Tawang Serimbak forest have brought new opportunities to the Dayak community.

26 March 2024

Jony Rodriguez: a miner, an entreprenuer

Surrounded by arid, mountain landscapes in Peru, Jony Rodriguez has used a unique financial product targeting small-scale miners to double production at his small-scale mine. Plus, with the new credit he has modernized his equipment and improved worker safety. With his business on the rise and a growing reputation as an entrepreneur, Jony confidently aims to make further improvements, while…

20 March 2024

African cooperative thrives as a citrus producer

A South African citrus cooperative has defied the odds to grow from supplying local markets to exporting lemons, mandarins, and oranges around the world. Their success lies in a commitment to quality, investment in training, and an embrace of new technology. The cooperative is a powerful example of how innovation can transform the agricultural sector.

12 March 2024

Lifting up vulnerable youth in South Africa

In the heart of South Africa, Saulsville is a remarkable school that provides comfort, education, and compassionate care to some of the world’s most vulnerable children and young people. With a number of their residents engaged in farming activities, Saulsville reached out to the Social Employment Fund project to offer even more resources to nourish and nurture hundreds of children…

19 January 2024

Redefining cocoa farming, improving livelihoods through crop diversification in Ghana

Crop diversification through Solidaridad's Cocoa Life programme is helping Ghanaian cocoa farmers, like Kwaku Atta, improve incomes and local livelihoods. His community has embraced crops, like the humble sweet potato, sparking a growing interest in the practical benefits of innovative agricultural solutions that meet real-world needs. The programme has also created new opportunities for women while providing new resources for…

20 November 2023

Promoting Entrepreneurs in Agriculture One Farmer at a Time

Patrick Newman Kortey has become a household name in the local Boase Sibi community in Ghana. As an entrepreneur and inspirational leader to other small-scale farmers, he has worked with Solidaridad to build a variety of businesses that supplement his income from cocoa while he establishes a strong foundation for future success.

30 October 2023

Patrick Cortey, cocoa farmer and entrepreneur in Ghana

A Bright Future for a Woman Farming Coffee in Tanzania

Dorothy Masaki is a 54 year-old wife and mother of six who began farming over 35 years ago on her father’s farm. After years of hard work Dorothy joined Solidaridad’s Practice for Change: Coffee Resilience Programme in East Africa, and the success of her coffee farm is leading to new opportunities for herself, her family and her friends.

07 September 2023

Ms. Dorothy Aimasaki, a coffee farmer in Tanzania tends to her goats. (1)
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