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    Sustainable Agriculture of the Future Will Be Tested in Colombia

    18 October 2018

    EcoProMIS, a new precision agriculture project, is being developed in Colombia for the production of palm oil and rice to support sector efforts for increasing the adoption of sustainable practices and better decision-making by service providers and governmental entities.
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    Solidaridad Receives Letter from Saint: “Be a Voice for Those Who Do Not Have a Voice”

    16 October 2018

    Just weeks before his assassination, former Archbishop of San Salvador (El Salvador) Oscar Romero wrote Solidaridad a letter thanking the organization for its support in buying radio equipment to broadcast his services to a larger audience. Shortly after, Romero was gunned down as he was celebrating Mass in San Salvador on 24 March 1980.
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    Solidaridad Names New Director for East & Central Africa

    11 October 2018

    The Solidaridad Network has appointed Rachel Wanyoike as the new Managing Director of Solidaridad East and Central Africa as of 1 October.
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    Blog: Removing Livestock Is Not the Solution

    09 October 2018

    In this blog, Solidaridad’s International Programme Coordinator for livestock, Gert van der Bijl, discusses why livestock management plays a significant role in Solidaridad’s vision for a more sustainable future.
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    Women in the Cocoa Sector in Ghana Poised for Action

    05 October 2018

    Women in the cocoa sector now have a platform to promote issues of mutual interest. On World Cocoa Day, Solidaridad and the Ghana Cocoa Board launched the Ghana chapter of the Women in Cocoa and Chocolate Network (WINCC). This Network creates a place for women working in cocoa and chocolate to connect, learn and become inspired to take on a leadership role.
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    African Leaders Share Major Milestones in Landscapes Restoration Goals

    04 October 2018

    Rallying behind a call to restore 100 million hectares of degraded landscapes across Africa by 2030, Solidaridad sparked a global conversation on the restoration of Africa’s landscapes during the Global Landscapes Forum held in Nairobi from 29 to 30 August.
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    CRAFT Code for Risk Mitigation in Mining Facilitates Responsible Sourcing of Minerals

    02 October 2018

    The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and RESOLVE have released a code to facilitate increased responsible sourcing from artisanal miners. Solidaridad was involved in the development of the CRAFT Code. The CRAFT Code allows Solidaridad project mines - as well as many other artisanal and small-scale mines - to be recognized as operating responsibly.
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    Solidaridad Pioneers Tomato Grafting in Uganda

    25 September 2018

    Tropical fruit trees including tomato offer greater yields when good fruiting characteristics are merged with disease resistance. This solution transforms low quality fruit trees into high-yielding varieties that enable farmers to earn greater income, improve nutrition, and ensure food security.
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    Institutes of higher education train Indian farmers on sustainable business

    21 September 2018

    Renowned institutes of education, research and governance in India have joined Solidaridad in providing small farmers with the skills they need to succeed. Solidaridad’s “Farmer Producer Organization” approach is effective in helping integrate farmers within the value chain while creating a level playing field for them to do business.
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    Solidaridad and Partners Hold Youth in Cocoa Conference

    21 September 2018

    Solidaridad West Africa and partners, implementing the MASO Youth Programme, have hosted more than 200 young men and women to the first-ever ‘Youth In Cocoa’ Conference in Ghana.
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