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    Let's use palm oil's potential

    23 May 2019

    Despite excesses that can be involved in palm oil production, such as the destruction of rainforests and the exploitation of workers, Solidaridad is not calling for a ban on palm oil. Instead we call on companies and consumers to choose for sustainable palm oil production and consumption. Why?
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    Jeroen Douglas appointed as new executive director of Solidaridad Network

    23 May 2019

    As of May 2019, Solidaridad has a new Executive Director. Jeroen Douglas takes over from Nico Roozen, who has led the organization for 33 years. Jeroen has a long history with Solidaridad and combines continuity with innovation.
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    Solidaridad celebrates its 50 years as new director takes the lead

    21 May 2019

    Together with 500 guests from around the world and across the years, Solidaridad proudly celebrated its 50th anniversary on 16 May. The day included panel discussions, a reflection on the origins of Solidaridad, and the official transition to the new Executive Director Jeroen Douglas.
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    The power of a palm partnership

    14 May 2019

    Since 2012, Solidaridad and the consumer goods company Henkel have been working together to promote a sustainable palm oil value chain and improve the lives of smallholder farmers.
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    Solvent Extractors Association of India acknowledges Solidaridad as partner

    09 May 2019

    India’s premier edible oil industry association, the Solvent Extractors Association of India (SEA) recognized and acknowledged Solidaridad as its sustainability partner during the Rapeseed-Mustard Conclave 2019 on 04 and 05 May at Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
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    UK Prosperity fund agri-tech catalyst projects in Colombia

    07 May 2019

    The Agri-tech Catalyst Activity under the Colombian Prosperity Fund Programme with its implementing partners, Innovate UK and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture-CIAT are happy to announce the selected winning projects.
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    Blog: From zero deforestation commitments to a zero deforestation reality?

    03 May 2019

    Marieke Leegwater, Solidaridad's international programme coordinator for palm oil, participated in a workshop in April 2019 on how to include palm oil smallholders in deforestation free supply chains. This workshop was organized by the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) in Indonesia. Most of the participants were smallholders and organizations working very closely with them.
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    Solidaridad looks back on 50 years of working towards social justice and sustainable value chains

    02 May 2019

    2019 is a special year for Solidaridad: it is 50 years since our foundation in 1969. This year, we celebrate and look back on the past five decades, in which Solidaridad has travelled an extraordinary journey. It had started out as an organization dedicated to promoting social justice for the poor and oppressed in Latin America.
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    Partnering up for progress: sourcing responsible gold in Uganda

    29 April 2019

    Gold will never lose its allure. It’s useful, beautiful, rare, and an essential material for many different products. But many parts of the gold sector remain blighted by environmental destruction, conflict and human rights abuses. Currently, only a limited amount of small scale gold mines can meet standards as high as Fairtrade.
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    Highlights from UC Berkeley-Solidaridad workshop on agrifood supply chain innovation

    23 April 2019

    In her blog post, workshop attendee and agrifood professional Krisila Benson shares her top takeaways from the recently held workshop on Innovation in Agrifood Supply Chains: Finance, Profitability and Sustainability. The workshop was held in Berkeley, California and organized by Solidaridad North America and UC Berkeley.
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