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    Keeping it local with digital currencies

    21 November 2019

    Complementary currencies can incentivize people to use local shops and encourage them to adopt good farming practices. A workshop by specialists in the field Qoin demonstrated how they could help smallholder economies prosper by keeping assets in the community.
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    Dutch Advertising Code Committee bans margarine’s anti-palm oil message

    19 November 2019

    The Dutch Advertising Code Committee (Reclame Code Commissie) has sent margarine brand The Flower Farm back to the drawing board. The company must now substantially change its product packaging and messaging. It had recently launched so-called shea butter products with a core marketing message of ‘not palm please’.
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    Ten years supporting sustainable agriculture in Brazil

    18 November 2019

    Solidaridad celebrates its first decade in Brazil in 2019. It marked the occasion by inviting thought leaders to reflect on ways to maintain the country’s role as a responsible agriculture powerhouse.
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    From special beans to major programme

    14 November 2019

    As part of a strategy to promote women in the coffee sector, Colombia’s biggest brand, Juan Valdez, launched a special ‘Female Coffee Growers’ edition. Now served in 221 stores in the South American country, it is evolving into a gender equality programme.
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    Drafting China’s sustainable soy guidelines

    11 November 2019

    New guidelines for sustainable soy in China are designed to make the industry greener while promoting food security. More than 40 representatives of the government, global industry, financial institutions and academia gathered on 1 November to discuss the draft guidelines.
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    Solidaridad, Olam, Jacobs Douwe Egberts and smallholder farmers launch circular coffee project in Peru and the Netherlands

    06 November 2019

    Solidaridad, Jacobs Douwe Egberts BV, Olam Peru, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), Cuencas del Huallaga and National Forestry Division SERFOR had their first partner meeting on 29 October regarding a new circular coffee project in Peru. This project introduces circularity principles in the coffee value chain from Peru to the Netherlands.
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    Five ways to spot impact investment opportunities in agrifood

    05 November 2019

    Agrifood service providers can help lift smallholder farmers out of poverty, increasing incomes and benefitting the whole supply chain. To maximize their impact, service providers need funding, but they can seem a high-risk proposition. Below we share five crucial factors to assess their investability.
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    Dutch Royals impressed by Indian leather project

    04 November 2019

    King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima recently praised a Solidaridad-led initiative to reduce tannery pollution in the Ganges River. The royal couple was attending a tech summit in Delhi during their visit to India in October 2019.
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    WINCC showcases successful examples of women’s impact in cocoa value chain

    28 October 2019

    On the eve of the World Cocoa Foundation partnership meeting in Berlin, Solidaridad hosted another successful event with the Women in Cocoa and Chocolate Network (WINCC). It was a fruitful evening showcasing successful examples of women empowerment in the cocoa sector.
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    Impact investing in frontier markets

    22 October 2019

    Capital provision is crucial to address global challenges related to the UN SDGs, including sustainable agriculture, energy and water systems. Professor Glenn Yago of the Milken Innovation Center recently led a workshop in South Africa to explore the potential of impact investing in this scenario.
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