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    Awards for community nutrition volunteers in Bangladesh

    06 January 2020

    Kona Poddar and Liltu Rani Mandal are the proud recipients of 2019 Joyeeta awards from the Bangladeshi government. They are both community nutrition volunteers in Solidardad’s SaFaL sustainability programme.
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    Aunexum and Solidaridad partner to invest in responsible ASM gold

    02 January 2020

    Dutch-based gold company Aunexum Precious Metals Group and Solidaridad have partnered up to jointly invest in artisanal and small-scale (ASM) gold mining. We will look into suitable methods for mercury-free gold mining in Ghana and Tanzania, as well as investigate the possibilities for direct purchasing of responsible gold from ASM gold mines.
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    50 years of change that matters

    30 December 2019

    2019 was a special year for Solidaridad. Exactly 50 years ago, on 30 November 1969, Solidaridad sprung to life. We've been working for the fairer distribution of wealth along food value chains ever since.
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    Nico Roozen: A founding father

    23 December 2019

    Solidaridad’s honorary president Nico Roozen on lessons learnt from more than 30 years at the helm of certification systems, the disruptive power of new technologies, and why they’re needed to make an impact on the supply chain.
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    ASM Gold deserves support from formal finance

    18 December 2019

    The artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) gold sector suffers from a dubious reputation worldwide among micro-credit financiers, impact investors and the private sector. There is a persistent perception that investing in and financing of ASM comes with a high level of risk. However, this perception is inaccurate and unfair.
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    More market linkages for South African smallholders

    06 December 2019

    Getting their produce to buyers remains a huge challenge for smallholders. Selling more quality fruit and vegetables would not only increase their incomes, it would reduce food waste through spoilage. Could digital tools provide a solution? Trading platform HelloChoice is providing exciting opportunites in South Africa.
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    Reviving organic cotton in Maharashtra, India

    05 December 2019

    Stimulating organic growing techniques in Maharashtra State, India, was the focus at the second Cotton Trailblazers event. Maharashtra was an early adopter of organic cotton, but now trails other states. International delegates looked at how to reverse that trend and strengthen India's exemplary role as the world's leading supplier of the ubiquitous fibre.
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    Mars, Barry Callebaut, Mondelēz and VOICE Network call for European cocoa due diligence legislation

    03 December 2019

    A new milestone was reached on 2 December in the journey towards sustainable supply chains. The companies Barry Callebaut AG, Mars Wrigley and Mondelēz International, the VOICE Network, Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade, jointly call on the European Union to strengthen human rights and environmental due diligence requirements placed on companies in global cocoa supply chains.
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    Award-winning cocoa smallholders at Salon du Chocolat

    02 December 2019

    Brazilian smallholder cocoa farmers at the Salon du Chocolat event in Paris demonstrate how they protect the Amazon basin while producing fine chocolate.
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    Gender-responsive due diligence in artisanal and small-scale mining is a must

    26 November 2019

    At the IGF-AGM forum on mineral supply chains in Geneva in October, Women’s Rights and Mining hosted a well-attended side meeting on the need for gender-responsive due diligence in the mining sector.
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