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    Solidaridad calls for sustainable production of palm oil in face of EU ban

    13 December 2018

    The EU’s recent ban of palm oil for use in biofuels by 2030 has caused discontent among palm oil producing countries, and put the entire industry under scrutiny.
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    Supporting successful female entrepeneurs in Colombia's coffee value chain

    11 December 2018

    Carola Schouten, Minister of Agriculture of the Netherlands, met with the Women Coffee Growers Association of West Huila (ASMUCAOCC) on a recent trip to Colombia. The cooperative, supported by Solidaridad and RGC Coffee, works to improve women’s participation in the coffee value chain.
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    Solidaridad urges COP24 to work with farmers to secure climate change improvements for all

    10 December 2018

    Solidaridad has called on the UN Climate Summit in Katowice to support its efforts in developing countries to help farmers tackle climate change and improve their livelihoods.
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    Urgent need for sustainable palm oil as global demand grows

    06 December 2018

    From 2030 the use of palm oil in the production of biofuels will be banned across the European Union (EU). While demand for palm oil as biofuel will decrease and even stop, global demand for palm oil within the vegetable oil sector is continually growing. Producer countries responding to this demand will have to manage the sustainability of their crops carefully in future.
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    The Netherlands Signs First Bilateral Agreement on Sustainable Palm Oil from Colombia

    30 November 2018

    Solidaridad, the Netherlands’ Oils and Fats Industry (MVO), the Colombian National Federation of Oil Palm Growers (Fedepalma), and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) have signed a joint declaration to increase the production and trade of sustainable palm oil between Colombia and the Netherlands.
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    Village Super Market: A facility for improving food systems in Bangladesh

    27 November 2018

    In this blog, Solidaridad Executive Director Nico Roozen highlights a new facility in Bangladesh that has the potential for far-reaching impact across the country. Learn how this village super market is setting a new standard for sustainable business in South Asia.
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    South America and China Seek to Standardize Soybean Supply

    20 November 2018

    More than 50 public, private and civil society leaders from Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and China joined together to agree on a common landscape governance agenda. The event, which took place in the city of Belém, Brazil on 13 to 15 November, focused on monitoring changes in land use and controlling illegal deforestation related to soy farming.
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    Bean-to-Bar Chocolate from Amazon Farmers Earns Praise at World Cocoa Event

    15 November 2018

    Zezinho, one of 150 family farmers supported by Solidaridad in Novo Repartimento, Brazil, presented the first Bean-to-Bar Tuerê chocolate made from his beans at the Salon du Chocolat event in Paris from 1 to 4 November.
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    International leaders celebrate 10 years of sustainable growth in Asia

    13 November 2018

    Sustainability, profitability, growth and the means to achieve benefits for all were the main themes adorning the anniversary celebration as Solidaridad looked back on a decade of sustainable development in Asia on 1 and 2 November.
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    Dutch Government-Funded Food Security Project in Ghana Yields Impressive Results

    08 November 2018

    Jointly implemented by Solidaridad West Africa and Masara N’Arziki Farmers Association across the three northern regions of Ghana, the Sustainable Maize Programme provides small and medium scale holders with technical skills to adopt good agricultural practices and adapt to climate change. About 10,000 farmers have benefitted from the intervention.
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