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    Dynamics of Due Diligence: How to get it "right"?

    09 July 2019

    Competing interests and lack of cooperation between governments and companies can easily harm local communities, despite the best intentions of all parties involved. Solidaridad took the opportunity at the LANDac Conference in the Netherlands to host a roundtable discussion about the challenges companies face when exercising their due diligence in various policy environments.
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    Blog: Can Southern African consumers save our farmers?

    04 July 2019

    Solidaridad Managing Director for Southern Africa, Mandla Nkomo, examines the state of agriculture in his region and offers some possible solutions to improve the supply chains for a few essential commodities. Learn more about his insights gained from direct experience in the region over many years.
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    New cocoa floor price: A step towards more equal trade?

    03 July 2019

    On 12 June 2019, the governments of Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire announced a floor price of USD 2,600/ton of cocoa beans for the 2019/2020 cocoa season. They also announced a suspension of forward sales of beans for the 2020/2021 season.
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    Focus on farmers essential to grow the Tanzanian dairy sector

    02 July 2019

    Solidaridad and partners Tanga Fresh and the Mruazi farm, with funding from Achmea Foundation and Rabobank Foundation, have launched a new pilot programme for dairy in Tanzania's Tanga region. This pilot will tackle the entire dairy value chain, starting with the implementation of four pilots for business cases for farming, services and fodder production.
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    A boost for the livelihoods of cocoa and oil palm farmers in West Africa

    01 July 2019

    Cocoa and oil palm farmers in West Africa can expect a boost in their crop yields and incomes as Solidaridad launches the second phases of two innovative programmes. The Cocoa Rehabilitation and Intensification Programme (CORIP II) and the Sustainable West Africa Oil Palm Programme (SWAPP II) will continue to improve farm-level and processing productivity, thanks to additional funding.
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    Public Private Partnerships: scepticism and constructive dialogue

    27 June 2019

    It is not possible to change the world alone. Therefore, Solidaridad has chosen to cooperate with public and private partners all over the world. Seven experts from different commodity supply chains discussed this strategy during a panel discussion hosted by Solidaridad at our 50th anniversary conference in May. The audience participated in the discussion. And they were critical.
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    Tuerê chocolate offers a sweet addition to luxury bean to bar market

    26 June 2019

    Solidaridad and Casa Lasevicius launched four fine chocolates produced with almonds from the region at the Brazil Bean to Bar Chocolate Week in São Paulo.
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    Solidaridad Annual Report 2018 signals growth throughout the network

    25 June 2019

    Solidaridad exceeded its own targets by supporting more than half a million farmers, miners and workers in 2018. With improved capacity and expertise throughout the network, Solidaridad is now set to address the challenges of the future, according to results outlined in the Solidaridad Annual Report 2018 released today.
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    3-pillared approach to stimulate gender-inclusive youth employment in Africa

    20 June 2019

    Stimulating gender-inclusive youth employment in Africa is vital for sustainable development and was one of the key topics discussed at Solidaridad’s recent 50th anniversary conference. Six international panelists from a variety of fields of expertise sat down together to discuss the question of how we can create more and better jobs for young men and women in Africa.
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    Nico Roozen receives honorary doctorate degree from Indonesian university ULM

    18 June 2019

    Solidaridad’s honorary president, Nico Roozen has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree as a pioneer in the international fair trade movement by the University of Lambung Mangkurat (ULM), Indonesia. The university acknowledged the former chief executive’s visionary thinking that has brought hundreds of thousands of producers out of poverty while developing sustainable supply chains.
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