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    UC Berkeley and Solidaridad to jointly host workshop on agrifood innovations

    19 October 2017

    On 18 and 19 April 2018, the College of Natural Resources, at the University of California, Berkeley, in collaboration with Solidaridad North America, will hold its third annual training workshop on “Innovation in Agrifood Supply Chains: People-Planet-Profitability.” The programme will examine innovation in the agrifood sector from business, social and environmental perspectives.
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    Dutch dairy leader invests in sustainable farm in Bangladesh

    17 October 2017

    The Lekkerkerker Group, which includes several dairy production and equipment companies, collected 11,000 euros for Solidaridad during the anniversary celebration of owner-director Kees Lekkerkerker. The amount will go towards developing a professional animal and environment-friendly dairy farm in Bangladesh, where the milk production of several small farmers will be combined.
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    Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs concludes educational field visit to Colombia

    12 October 2017

    A delegation from Solidaridad Europe and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs visited Colombia in late August to monitor the work Solidaridad is implementing in this booming Latin American country.
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    Global partnerships essential for increasing uptake of sustainable cotton

    10 October 2017

    The 2017 Sustainable Cotton Ranking report, developed by Pesticide Action Network (PAN), Solidaridad and WWF, was released last week. The report assesses the leading global cotton-using companies on their use of sustainable cotton.
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    New platform encourages collaboration on sustainable coffee in Central America

    05 October 2017

    The Global Coffee Platform, UTZ, and Solidaridad signed a Memorandum of Understanding this year. The aim is to expand the already existing cooperation between the three organizations by working together to support, strengthen and facilitate sector engagement/dialogue based on non-competitive collaboration.
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    Leading brands improve performance on sustainable cotton but many fall short

    02 October 2017

    Leading international retailers C&A, H&M, M&S and Maxingvest (eg. Tchibo) have joined IKEA as "frontrunners" in 2017’s Sustainable Cotton Ranking, but overall, big brand progress on cotton sustainability is insufficient according to Pesticide Action Network (PAN) UK, Solidaridad and WWF.
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    Blog: Teenage, single mother to cocoa farmer - Linda's story

    28 September 2017

    In his recent blog below, Solidaridad Managing Director for North America, Sebastian Teunissen, talks about the need for greater international support for young farmers in developing regions.
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    India adopts national framework for sustainable palm oil production

    26 September 2017

    Solidaridad Network, in association with The Solvent Extractors' Association of India, is pleased to announce the launch of the Indian Palm Oil Sustainability Framework.
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    International brands form partnership to combat child labour in Ugandan mines

    21 September 2017

    Leading market players Philips, Fairphone, UNICEF, Fairtrade and Stop Child Labour have entered into a partnership with Solidaridad for a two-year programme that aims to combat child labour in small-scale Ugandan gold mines. Establishing child labour-free zones and promoting more environmentally friendly and human-friendly ways of extracting gold could significantly improve the sector.
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    Scientists examine better spraying practices from Paraguay

    19 September 2017

    Agricultural science is making headway in Paraguay as research results from that country were presented for the first time at an international congress. Technicians from Colonias Unidas Cooperative shared their findings on sprayer appliance improvement at the 8th International Symposium of Application Technology (Sintag) held this month in Campinas, Brazil.
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