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    Digital solutions for better yields

    05 May 2020

    Combining technology for remote crop monitoring with rewards-based incentives programs is helping smallholder farmers achieve better crop yields across Southern Africa.
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    COVID-19 prevention in Golden Line communities in Ghana and Tanzania

    01 May 2020

    As the world faces the challenge of tackling the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, it is instrumental to ensure that communities we work with gain the correct information about this illness; its risks, means of prevention, and also the myths surrounding the coronavirus.
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    Solidaridad to coordinate Tropical Forest Alliance for Peru and Colombia

    30 April 2020

    Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) announced Javier Ortiz as Coordinator for Colombia and Peru and Daniel Coronel as Deputy Coordinator for Peru. Solidaridad will be supported in its role by Climate Focus, Earth Innovation Institute and Alternate Development Mechanisms.
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    Savings and loan schemes empower women in cocoa-producing communities

    28 April 2020

    Over 6,000 women in cocoa-growing communities in Côte d’Ivoire have been empowered to improve their living conditions and that of their families through Village Savings and Loan schemes.
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    Farmers commit to sustainable livestock in the Amazon

    21 April 2020

    About one hundred ranchers from Rondônia and Pará participated in workshops promoted by Solidaridad and the Brazilian Sustainable Beef Working Group (GTPS) to learn sustainable practices.
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    Responding responsibly to the COVID-19 crisis Joint priorities for the garment sector

    21 April 2020

    We have come together as a group of organisations working on responsible business conduct in the garment industry to collaborate in these unprecedented times. Together we represent close to 2000 garment brands and retailers committed to improving working conditions.
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    COVID-19: supply chain solidarity to support those hit hardest

    17 April 2020

    In the COVID-19 pandemic, existing vulnerabilities and inequalities are exacerbated, leaving smallholder farmers, miners, and workers at risk. Access to markets and livelihood activities are being threatened, while prevention and mitigation measures are difficult to implement. Now more than ever, solidarity in supply chains is needed to protect workers.
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    A coordinated response to COVID-19 in Sierra Leone

    16 April 2020

    Just a few years out from the devastating Ebola epidemic, Sierra Leoneans stand ready to confront the new challenges of COVID-19. Solidaridad is working closely with the government and local partners to support awareness campaigns for prevention and mitigation throughout its farming communities and beyond.
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    Unlocking opportunities for young farmers

    14 April 2020

    Lerato Botha is a young farmer with big ambitions. Coupling her lifelong experience and education in farming with the Farmer2Market programme, Botha’s business is poised for growth both in South Africa and abroad.
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    Responsible soy - 10 years on

    09 April 2020

    In 2010, the Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS) agreed on its responsible soy standard. At that time, a huge step after years of intense debate between soy stakeholders. Where are we after 10 years? Solidaridad concludes that the RTRS standard has played a limited role in the transition towards a sustainable soy -- It is certainly not a silver bullet.
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