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    Female Miners in Peru Gain Landmark Recognition of Key Role in Gold Value Chain

    28 August 2018

    In 2016, Solidaridad released the first study on women who work on the slopes and outskirts of Peruvian mines, known as the ‘Pallaqueras’. The Pallaqueras scavenge minerals thrown away by their male peers, and by publishing this study, Solidaridad aimed to raise public awareness of their role in the gold supply chain.
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    The Emerging Young Faces of Cocoa Farming in Ghana

    22 August 2018

    For most youth in rural Ghana, moving to the city in search of work is the norm. They don’t consider agriculture as a viable alternative source of livelihood and part of the reason is lack of access to land, knowledge, capital and financial services.
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    A NEW DAWN FOR COFFEE, KENYA’S ‘BLACK GOLD’

    15 August 2018

    Kenyan mild Arabica coffee is distinguished for its sweetness, dry aftertaste, full body, and pleasant aroma. This coffee is used worldwide by blenders and roasters to boost the quality of their blends. However after 55 years of independence, Kenya is still exporting raw coffee.
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    World Indigenous Day: Including All People in Sustainability Solutions

    09 August 2018

    In 2017, Solidaridad began implementing Chaco Sustentable, a landscape governance project to strengthen the resilience of local communities to prolonged droughts in Central Chaco.
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    Creating a Vibrant Vegetable Production Sector in Mozambique

    01 August 2018

    On 2 July 2018, Solidaridad launched Projecto da Batata, a hybrid project that utilises actionable insights from both the Mozambique Boas Praticas Agricolas (Mozambique Good Agriculture Practice) and The Practice for Change projects.
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    THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT FOR EAST AFRICAN COFFEE

    24 July 2018

    From the beautiful Sipi Hills of Kapchorwa District in the East, to the breezy Kazo Plains of Kiruhura District in the West; a strong wind of change is blowing smiles of optimism on thousands of smallholder coffee farmers in Uganda.
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    Opinion: Without Action, The Future of Coffee Is Not Secure

    18 July 2018

    Andrea Olivar, International Programme Manager for Solidaridad Network, highlights the urgency of finding new solutions to solve the sustainability crisis facing the coffee sector. This opinion piece was originally featured in Daily Coffee News.
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    Indonesian & Indian Palm Oil Industry Join Hands to Promote Sustainable Trade

    17 July 2018

    A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed which, for the first time, recognizes the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) and the Indian Palm Oil Sustainability (IPOS) Framework as legitimate sustainability frameworks for palm oil production and trade between Indonesia and India.
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    Solidaridad Coordinates Stakeholder Engagement on Climate Change Policy

    10 July 2018

    Earlier this year, Kenya experienced flash floods which claimed 158 lives and displaced 300,000 people. In the wake of this destruction, livestock were carried away by floods, and crop yields were drastically reduced.
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    A Boost for Smallholder Dairy Farmers in Kenya

    03 July 2018

    On the slopes of Mount Kenya resides a highly enterprising community turning the county of Meru into “The Land of milk.” This journey begun in 2016, when Solidaridad partnered with Heifer International, Soil Cares Foundation, and Meru Greens to improve the quality horticulture and dairy products in Kenya.
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