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    How handwashing helped a community prepare for COVID-19

    06 August 2020

    Handwashing — long proven to dramatically reduce transmission of communicable diseases — has taken on new importance during the global COVID-19 pandemic. For four districts in Sri Lanka, a recent intervention to promote handwashing couldn’t have come at a better time.
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    Restoring forest landscapes through ecotourism in Ghana

    04 August 2020

    The Ghana Dedicated Grant Mechanism is issuing grants to help communities undertake sustainable small-scale initiatives that contribute to landscape restoration, sustainable forest management, and to help the people adapt to the impacts of climate change. In Duasidan, the Ecotourism and Development Committee is using the grant to revamp the monkey sanctuary and restore the forest landscape.
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    What is carbon sequestration and why it's key for climate-smart livestock farming

    30 July 2020

    Much has been written about the impact of livestock on greenhouse gas emissions, but not so much about how it can contribute to its mitigation. Livestock can prevent the carbon stocks in the soil from reaching the atmosphere, fixing it to the soil with good pastures.
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    You can contribute to alleviate COVID-19 impact on small scale miners

    28 July 2020

    While in some regions the COVID-19 pandemic has retreated, South America’s ongoing quarantine is disproportionately affecting the artisanal and small-scale mining sector, especially female miners.
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    Time for a new approach to sustainability in the Indian tea industry

    23 July 2020

    Shatadru Chattopadhayay, Managing Director for Solidaridad in Asia, examines sustainability in the tea industry in India. Promoting long-term health, wellbeing and the environmental sustainability of the tea sector should be a clear priority, yet is is experiencing a sustainability crisis, stemming from continuous low prices of tea squeezing the tea producers-large and small.
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    ‘Not just due diligence’: Solidaridad accelerates debate on need for sustainability regulations

    20 July 2020

    After decades of relying on voluntary sustainability initiatives, supply chains are still troubled by deforestation, unsustainable practices, and poor livelihoods for farmers and workers. Solidaridad now says it is time to get serious about mandatory rules.
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    SCA announces its 2020 Sustainability Award for Las Manos del Café project in Colombia

    17 July 2020

    Launched in 2016, the Las Manos del Café project brought together leading industry partners and a group of dedicated farmworkers to contribute to the improvement of labour conditions in the coffee industry.
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    Promoting food security among smallholder coffee farmers in East Africa

    14 July 2020

    Food security in East Africa has been further threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic. This public-private partnership in Kenya and Ethiopia is bolstering food security by increasing local production and enhancing economic resilience through several interrelated approaches.
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    Accessible technology for artisanal miners

    07 July 2020

    Digital tools, in an accessible and appropriate format, have the potential to transform the artisanal and small-scale mining sector in Ghana. Solidaridad's Interactive Voice Response tool engages miners to adopt responsible and sustainable mining practices.
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    Harnessing potential through village banking in Mazabuka

    01 July 2020

    Financial literacy is a critical component of running any business, and yet many smallholder farmers have faced barriers to access. Through the Nambola Livestock Programme, Solidaridad is supporting Village Savings and Loans Associations to provide affordable credit and a return on savings.
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