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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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    Solidaridad shares expertise at Sustainable Beef Vision Summit in São Paulo

    05 August 2019

    Recognizing the urgency of implementing practices that make the livestock market more sustainable, back in 2012 Solidaridad co-founded the Global Roundtable of Sustainable Beef (GRSB).
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    Joint learning encourages sustainable coffee sector growth

    01 August 2019

    Last week Solidaridad, in partnership with Hivos, brought together a group of key stakeholders in East Africa’s coffee industry during the sixth annual joint learning platform.
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    Sugarcane farmers association takes action for sustainable growth

    31 July 2019

    With Solidaridad’s support, the Sugarcane Growers Association of Malawi has been able to raise the necessary funds to form a secretariat to take the needs of its members forward. Five years after its formation, the association now successfully represents its members’ voices at a policy level.
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    Blog: A day in the life of MASO Cocoa Academy students in Ghana

    30 July 2019

    Solidaridad’s MASO Cocoa Academy is a training programme for young Ghanaian women and men to become skilled, business-savvy cocoa farmers. In this blog, our colleague Lauren Konopacz shares her experience from joining the current MASO students on their typical study day at the Cocoa Academy.
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    Honduran palm oil sector commits to zero deforestation

    25 July 2019

    On 10 July government agencies, private and social companies, Solidaridad, and civil society organizations (CSOs) signed a zero-deforestation agreement with the palm oil sector, and are already working on a plan for its implementation.
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    Solidaridad wins the Energy Globe award for sustainable agriculture in Paraguay

    23 July 2019

    Solidaridad received the national Energy Globe Award for its UniSol project in which it contributed to sustainability in agriculture among 2,658 producers in Paraguay. The Energy Globe Award is one of the world’s most prestigious environmental awards.
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    It’s not rocket science: step by step guide to develop a sustainable materials strategy

    18 July 2019

    Isabelle Roger, Solidaridad’s International Programme Coordinator for cotton, facilitated a panel discussion - titled ‘Why a sustainable materials strategy matters?’ - at the Global Cotton Sustainability Conference in Shanghai, which took place between 11 and 13 June. The panel consisted of sustainability experts from international fashion brands.
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    Landmark stakeholder meeting step forward for sustainable cocoa production in Ghana

    12 July 2019

    Solidaridad West Africa recently facilitated a groundbreaking roundtable, bringing together the land committee of the Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Council, Ghana, and tenant cocoa farmers. They met to build consensus over provisions in a proposed lease agreement that has generated controversy between the two parties over the past decades.
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    Zero-deforestation agreement marks milestone for Colombia’s beef and dairy sectors

    11 July 2019

    The Minister of Environment of Colombia, Solidaridad, and a coalition of private sector and civil society partners, recently signed a milestone agreement to reduce deforestation related to the beef and dairy supply chains in Colombia by 2030. An updated priority is to define the working plan for its implementation.
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