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    Urgent need for sustainable palm oil as global demand grows

    06 December 2018

    From 2030 the use of palm oil in the production of biofuels will be banned across the European Union (EU). While demand for palm oil as biofuel will decrease and even stop, global demand for palm oil within the vegetable oil sector is continually growing. Producer countries responding to this demand will have to manage the sustainability of their crops carefully in future.
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    The Netherlands Signs First Bilateral Agreement on Sustainable Palm Oil from Colombia

    30 November 2018

    Solidaridad, the Netherlands’ Oils and Fats Industry (MVO), the Colombian National Federation of Oil Palm Growers (Fedepalma), and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) have signed a joint declaration to increase the production and trade of sustainable palm oil between Colombia and the Netherlands.
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    Village Super Market: A facility for improving food systems in Bangladesh

    27 November 2018

    In this blog, Solidaridad Executive Director Nico Roozen highlights a new facility in Bangladesh that has the potential for far-reaching impact across the country. Learn how this village super market is setting a new standard for sustainable business in South Asia.
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    South America and China Seek to Standardize Soybean Supply

    20 November 2018

    More than 50 public, private and civil society leaders from Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and China joined together to agree on a common landscape governance agenda. The event, which took place in the city of Belém, Brazil on 13 to 15 November, focused on monitoring changes in land use and controlling illegal deforestation related to soy farming.
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    Bean-to-Bar Chocolate from Amazon Farmers Earns Praise at World Cocoa Event

    15 November 2018

    Zezinho, one of 150 family farmers supported by Solidaridad in Novo Repartimento, Brazil, presented the first Bean-to-Bar Tuerê chocolate made from his beans at the Salon du Chocolat event in Paris from 1 to 4 November.
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    International leaders celebrate 10 years of sustainable growth in Asia

    13 November 2018

    Sustainability, profitability, growth and the means to achieve benefits for all were the main themes adorning the anniversary celebration as Solidaridad looked back on a decade of sustainable development in Asia on 1 and 2 November.
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    Dutch Government-Funded Food Security Project in Ghana Yields Impressive Results

    08 November 2018

    Jointly implemented by Solidaridad West Africa and Masara N’Arziki Farmers Association across the three northern regions of Ghana, the Sustainable Maize Programme provides small and medium scale holders with technical skills to adopt good agricultural practices and adapt to climate change. About 10,000 farmers have benefitted from the intervention.
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    Multi-Stakeholder Platform Offers Solution for Land Rights in Sierra Leone

    08 November 2018

    The 5th National Multi-Stakeholder Platform on the New Land Policy in Sierra Leone was held in Freetown in October. During the event, journalists, policy makers, NGOs, farmers and other representatives active in agriculture came to discuss the details of the new land policy in a democratic and transparent manner.
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    Climate-Smart Dairy in Africa: From Subsistence to Entrepreneurship

    06 November 2018

    Solidaridad has developed a unique value chain approach to professionalize the dairy industry in Africa and avoid rising carbon emissions as a result of increasing dairy production. The business case for dairy farmers has been calculated in a recent feasibility study in Ethiopia and is currently being implemented in Tanzania.
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    Solidaridad Enhances Youth Skill Development in Sierra Leone

    05 November 2018

    In Sierra Leone, Solidaridad aims at increasing productivity, improving processing of oil palm, enhancing food security through food banks and linking farmers to private sector actors to improve and sustain rural livelihoods. The young university graduates will have the benefit of hands-on, practical field experience for the next 11 months.
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