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    Deforestation-free palm oil production on the horizon for Peru

    18 September 2019

    Peru is on the way to achieving a national deforestation-free agreement for palm oil as key stakeholders express a unified ambition to improve sustainable production within the sector. The goal is for all palm oil produced in Peru to be deforestation-free by 2021, following in the footsteps of neighbouring Colombia.
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    Blog: Laying the tracks of Africa’s e-commerce environment for smallholder farmers

    11 September 2019

    Evidence suggests that a smallholder-inclusive e-commerce revolution is possible in Africa. But how do we start to lay the tracks for this coming revolution to run on?
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    Improving water efficiency and sugarcane farmers’ livelihoods in India

    09 September 2019

    Solidaridad’s water efficient sugarcane production programme has been working with farmers in India’s Karnataka and Telangana regions since 2016. The programme, supported by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, aims to increase the efficiency of water use in sugarcane farming to address over-exploitation of groundwater resources.
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    Agribusinesses get ready for investment opportunities in Ghana

    05 September 2019

    Attracting new private investment to support small and growing agricultural businesses plays an important role in improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers and driving sustainable change. In partnership with the International Labour Organization, Solidaridad is providing training to prepare such businesses for future investment opportunities in Ghana.
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    Burning in the Amazon has to stop

    02 September 2019

    A sharp increase in the number of forest fires has been recorded in the Brazilian Amazon this year. The fires, linked to the burning of land to clear it for crops after deforestation, threaten biodiversity, soil fertility and human health.
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    Solidaridad North America welcomes new managing director

    29 August 2019

    Solidaridad appoints Rebecca Kaduru to take the reins as the new managing director of Solidaridad North America.
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    Blog: Breaking down gender barriers to improve food security in Ghana

    27 August 2019

    In our latest blog post Nafisatu Yussif, Solidaridad West Africa's programme officer for gender, shares the success story of the Sustainable Maize Programme. Read on to discover how the programme worked to engage more women in maize production to improve food security, having a notable positive impact on participants' average yield.
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    Solidaridad and partners launch pilot project for fair wage management systems in China

    19 August 2019

    Solidaridad and QuizRR have joined hands with H&M, Esprit and KappAhl, with funding from the ASN Bank, to work towards improving the working conditions and productivity in the supply chain of the textiles and garment industry in China.
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    Resilient youth build a future with cocoa in Ghana

    14 August 2019

    Ghana is the second-largest producer of cocoa beans globally, however many of the beans are grown by farmers over 50-years-old, on ageing farms. This has the potential to negatively impact future cocoa production. Yet, there are thousands of young people who are willing and able to contribute to cocoa production, given the right skills and resources.
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    Practice makes perfect: Doubling sugarcane production in India

    08 August 2019

    Indian sugar processor DSCL, a unit of DCM Shriram Ltd., has been working with Solidaridad since 2008 to improve the sustainability of sugarcane production. To date, Solidaridad has organized training in good agricultural practices for 160,000 smallholder farmers and extension staff. Together, these producers work across 300,000 hectares of sugarcane fields.
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