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    International brands form partnership to combat child labour in Ugandan gold 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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    Blog: From aid to investment with climate and migration as drivers

    12 September 2017

    Solidaridad has always strived to be at the forefront of sustainability innovations. But the world is changing quickly and needs new approaches that also address growing challenges like climate change and migration. Solidaridad is again adapting its programmes for a future where investments are quickly becoming an effective and lasting contributor to positive impact.
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    Entobel wins $10,000 cash prize to produce insect-based animal feed

    08 September 2017

    Expert judges’ favoured Entobel as the innovation with the most potential in the finals of the Aquaculture Innovation Challenge. Entobel uses food industry waste as feed for the production of black soldier flies, a native insect throughout Vietnam. These plentiful insects are then used to produce fish-feed, as well as fertilizer.
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    Blog: Making A Difference - the impact of a small investment

    07 September 2017

    In this blog, Solidaridad North America’s Managing Director Sebastian Teunissen emphasizes the value of small, but timely investments in smallholder farming to secure both the livelihoods of farmers and the future of farming.
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    Multilateral initiative seeks to stop illegal deforestation in Bolivia

    05 September 2017

    The Bolivian Authority for Fiscalization and Social Control of Forests and Land (ABT) joined a dialogue platform this summer to improve land use legal compliance.
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    International brands join pilot initiative for sustainable cotton

    31 August 2017

    Solidaridad launched a new pilot initiative in cotton with H&M, Kanoria Textiles and the Ethiopian Cotton Association this year to promote sustainable cotton production in Ethiopia. The pilot was based on a sustainable cotton study conducted by Solidaridad in 2016, commissioned by H&M and the Dutch government.
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    Solidaridad celebrates first year of sustainable development in Ethiopia

    29 August 2017

    Solidaridad staff and experts are celebrating a year of growth and sustainable development in Ethiopia since the opening of the new country office in 2016. The new office allows Solidaridad to expand its activities in Ethiopia in growing sectors and to explore new opportunities where long-lasting positive change can truly make a difference.
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    $10,000 prize for most impactful seafood innovation

    25 August 2017

    On Friday, 8 September in Ho Chi Minh City, five innovations are competing for the $10,000 grand prize in the final round of the Aquaculture Innovation Challenge (AIC).
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    Kenya coffee industry endorses the "Sauti ya Kahawa" platform

    22 August 2017

    Leading Kenyan coffee industry players have overwhelmingly endorsed the formation of the Kenya Coffee Platform, aptly named "Sauti ya Kahawa" in Swahili. This inclusive initiative aims to bring together all the major links of the coffee supply chain to discuss and implement a wide range of initiatives for the Kenyan coffee sector.
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