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    A boost for the livelihoods of cocoa and oil palm farmers in West Africa

    01 July 2019

    Cocoa and oil palm farmers in West Africa can expect a boost in their crop yields and incomes as Solidaridad launches the second phases of two innovative programmes. The Cocoa Rehabilitation and Intensification Programme (CORIP II) and the Sustainable West Africa Oil Palm Programme (SWAPP II) will continue to improve farm-level and processing productivity, thanks to additional funding.
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    Public Private Partnerships: scepticism and constructive dialogue

    27 June 2019

    It is not possible to change the world alone. Therefore, Solidaridad has chosen to cooperate with public and private partners all over the world. Seven experts from different commodity supply chains discussed this strategy during a panel discussion hosted by Solidaridad at our 50th anniversary conference in May. The audience participated in the discussion. And they were critical.
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    Tuerê chocolate offers a sweet addition to luxury bean to bar market

    26 June 2019

    Solidaridad and Casa Lasevicius launched four fine chocolates produced with almonds from the region at the Brazil Bean to Bar Chocolate Week in São Paulo.
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    Solidaridad Annual Report 2018 signals growth throughout the network

    25 June 2019

    Solidaridad exceeded its own targets by supporting more than half a million farmers, miners and workers in 2018. With improved capacity and expertise throughout the network, Solidaridad is now set to address the challenges of the future, according to results outlined in the Solidaridad Annual Report 2018 released today.
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    3-pillared approach to stimulate gender-inclusive youth employment in Africa

    20 June 2019

    Stimulating gender-inclusive youth employment in Africa is vital for sustainable development and was one of the key topics discussed at Solidaridad’s recent 50th anniversary conference. Six international panelists from a variety of fields of expertise sat down together to discuss the question of how we can create more and better jobs for young men and women in Africa.
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    Nico Roozen receives honorary doctorate degree from Indonesian university ULM

    18 June 2019

    Solidaridad’s honorary president, Nico Roozen has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree as a pioneer in the international fair trade movement by the University of Lambung Mangkurat (ULM), Indonesia. The university acknowledged the former chief executive’s visionary thinking that has brought hundreds of thousands of producers out of poverty while developing sustainable supply chains.
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    Climate change from a smallholder inclusive perspective

    14 June 2019

    ‘It rains when it’s not supposed to rain. The sun shines when there’s not supposed to be sunshine. This unpredictable weather makes growing coffee very difficult.’ Peruvian farmer Walter Gutierrez explained to the guests of Solidaridad’s 50 years anniversary event that he is already dealing with the consequences of climate change. And he is not alone in this.
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    Blog: Four warning signs on the road to systemic change in the soy sector

    11 June 2019

    Solidaridad is participating at the Round Table for Responsible Soy (RTRS) annual summit in the Netherlands during the week of 10 June. In the blog below, Solidaridad soy expert Alex Ehrenhaus shares common pitfalls to avoid when developing solutions for soy markets free of deforestation.
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    Access to capital for agricultural SMEs essential for inclusive development

    07 June 2019

    To commemorate its 50th anniversary in May, Solidaridad has invited a variety of international experts to take part in four panel sessions about sustainable and inclusive development. One of these panels focused on the challenge of bringing investments in sustainable agriculture in developing countries to scale.
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    Bottom UP: Preventing a race to the bottom in the Ethiopian garment sector

    06 June 2019

    Solidaridad, Cotton made in Africa, Danish Ethical Trading Initiative and MVO Nederland start a new project to promote a sustainable cotton and garment value chain, from Ethiopian cotton to European consumers.
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