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    Who is paying for the coffee of the future?

    28 June 2018

    The World of Coffee Event was held last week in Amsterdam, and highlighted that the coffee sector is in danger. A debate the night before, organized by Solidaridad, the Rainforest Alliance, Rabobank, and Vice Versa, revealed that new models are needed to face today's challenges.
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    ECUADOR ADOPTS BANANA INDUSTRY SAFETY & HEALTH MANUAL

    26 June 2018

    Ecuador, the biggest exporter of bananas in the world, has adopted a new manual to ensure the integrity, safety and well-being of banana workers. This is the result of a Solidaridad project, supported by IDH, in collaboration with the World Banana Forum, Banana Link, FAO, banana companies and retailers.
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    Solidaridad Helps Launch "Green Villages" in Indonesia

    22 June 2018

    Many countries, including Indonesia, are overwhelmed by increasing levels of plastic. Just last month, the shocking news of a whale dying from ingesting 80 plastic bags hit global headlines. On World Environment Day, Solidaridad joined hands with the local government of Sintang Regency to launch a pilot "Green Village" project.
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    East Africa: The Emerging Home of African Sustainable Leather

    21 June 2018

    Currently, the Ethiopian leather tanning industry is characterized by too much use of chemicals in the tanning process leading to serious impacts on the environment such as water contamination in water sources. To address this, Solidaridad has partnered with Stahl and MVO to implement the Leather Green Tanning Initiative (GTI) in Ethiopia.
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    First Steps Towards Responsible Soy Sourcing Guidelines for China

    19 June 2018

    At the 2018 RTRS Conference in France, Solidaridad presented progress made by the Sustainable Soy Trade Platform towards developing the first Responsible Soy Sourcing Guidelines for Chinese players to import deforestation-free soy from South America.
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    Coffee Barometer 2018: Sector Expansion Built on Feet of Clay

    14 June 2018

    While investors are spending billions in coffee-company acquisitions and mergers, coffee production is under threat. Without major efforts to adapt to climate change, increase transparency in the value chain, and improve social conditions on farms, coffee sector expansion is being built on quicksand.
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    NGOs & Leather Companies Launch Three-Year Environmental Programme in Ethiopia

    11 June 2018

    Together with leather chemical supplier Stahl, Solidaridad and Dutch NGO CSR Netherlands have launched the ‘Green Tanning Initiative’ at the All African Leather Fair in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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    World Ocean Day: Spotlight on The Potential of Sustainable Shrimp in South America

    08 June 2018

    Shrimp Tails, a digital publication published by the Seafood Trade Intelligence (STIP), was first launched in March. The magazine features the latest news of the main shrimp markets worldwide. When thinking about shrimp, people tend to think of Asia. Slowly however, sourcing markets are growing in South America too.
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    Improve the Economic & Social Position of Women in Gold Mines

    07 June 2018

    In Ghana, approximately half of the 1 million people directly involved in artisanal and small-scale gold mining, are women. In Tanzania, this statistic is close to 25%. To improve the economic and social position of women within these communities, Solidaridad, in collaboration with Simavi, and Healthy Entrepreneurs launched The Golden Line Project.
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    On World Environment Day We Put the Spotlight on Smallholder Farmers

    05 June 2018

    Smallholder farmers in developing countries are disproportionately affected by climate change. This World Environment Day, we put the spotlight on their plight and highlight a participatory programme in Ghana which is helping smallholder farmers respond to these challenges.
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