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    Opinion: Without Action, The Future of Coffee Is Not Secure

    18 July 2018

    Andrea Olivar, International Programme Manager for Solidaridad Network, highlights the urgency of finding new solutions to solve the sustainability crisis facing the coffee sector. This opinion piece was originally featured in Daily Coffee News.
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    INDONESIAN & INDIAN PALM OIL INDUSTRY JOIN HANDS TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE TRADE

    17 July 2018

    A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed which, for the first time, recognizes the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) and the Indian Palm Oil Sustainability (IPOS) Framework as legitimate sustainability frameworks for palm oil production and trade between Indonesia and India.
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    Solidaridad Coordinates Stakeholder Engagement on Climate Change Policy

    10 July 2018

    Earlier this year, Kenya experienced flash floods which claimed 158 lives and displaced 300,000 people. In the wake of this destruction, livestock were carried away by floods, and crop yields were drastically reduced.
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    A Boost for Smallholder Dairy Farmers in Kenya

    03 July 2018

    On the slopes of Mount Kenya resides a highly enterprising community turning the county of Meru into “The Land of milk.” This journey begun in 2016, when Solidaridad partnered with Heifer International, Soil Cares Foundation, and Meru Greens to improve the quality horticulture and dairy products in Kenya.
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    Who is paying for the coffee of the future?

    28 June 2018

    The World of Coffee Event was held last week in Amsterdam, and highlighted that the coffee sector is in danger. A debate the night before, organized by Solidaridad, the Rainforest Alliance, Rabobank, and Vice Versa, revealed that new models are needed to face today's challenges.
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    ECUADOR ADOPTS BANANA INDUSTRY SAFETY & HEALTH MANUAL

    26 June 2018

    Ecuador, the biggest exporter of bananas in the world, has adopted a new manual to ensure the integrity, safety and well-being of banana workers. This is the result of a Solidaridad project, supported by IDH, in collaboration with the World Banana Forum, Banana Link, FAO, banana companies and retailers.
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    Solidaridad Helps Launch "Green Villages" In Indonesia

    22 June 2018

    Many countries, including Indonesia, are overwhelmed by increasing levels of plastic. Just last month, the shocking news of a whale dying from ingesting 80 plastic bags hit global headlines. On World Environment Day, Solidaridad joined hands with the local government of Sintang Regency to launch a pilot "Green Village" project.
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    East Africa: The Emerging Home of African Sustainable Leather

    21 June 2018

    Currently, the Ethiopian leather tanning industry is characterized by too much use of chemicals in the tanning process leading to serious impacts on the environment such as water contamination in water sources. To address this, Solidaridad has partnered with Stahl and MVO to implement the Leather Green Tanning Initiative (GTI) in Ethiopia.
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    First Steps Towards Responsible Soy Sourcing Guidelines for China

    19 June 2018

    At the 2018 RTRS Conference in France, Solidaridad presented progress made by the Sustainable Soy Trade Platform towards developing the first Responsible Soy Sourcing Guidelines for Chinese players to import deforestation-free soy from South America.
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    Coffee Barometer 2018: Sector Expansion is Built on Feet of Clay

    14 June 2018

    While investors are spending billions in coffee-company acquisitions and mergers, coffee production is under threat. Without major efforts to adapt to climate change, increase transparency in the value chain, and improve social conditions on farms, coffee sector expansion is being built on quicksand.
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