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    Solidaridad launches "Sugarcane: A Culture of Innovation" in São Paulo

    22 September 2015

    Socicana, Raízen, Braskem, Tetra Pak and Solidaridad launched the “Sugarcane: A Culture of Innovation” campaign at an event today in São Paulo, Brazil. The campaign was born out of a coalition of sugarcane sector businesses that seek to promote sustainability and innovation in the sugarcane value chain.
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    Dutch stakeholders discuss fair wages at Sustainable Textile Lab

    10 September 2015

    Fair living wages for everyone. That was the theme of Solidaridad’s third Sustainable Textile Lab which took place in August in cooperation with a number of major brands and retailers. More than 70 apparel and textile professionals attended the lab, including a senior policy advisor at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jos Huber.
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    Solidaridad focuses on practical support for sustainable cotton in Africa

    01 September 2015

    Conclusions drawn from two projects in Eastern Africa indicate that contract farming is effective for increasing market access to farmers who produce sustainably, while focused support to farmer cooperatives can offer opportunities to involve growers in value-adding activities.
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    Better working conditions can stop deadly epidemic among sugarcane cutters

    28 August 2015

    New scientific research has improved the understanding of the causes of a deadly epidemic among sugarcane cutters in Mexico and Central America and provided ways to prevent Chronic Kidney Disease of non-Traditional causes (CKDnT). The epidemic of CKDnT took the lives of at least 20,000 people in Central America during the last decade.
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    Award-winning photojournalist draws attention to plight of sugarcane cutters

    20 August 2015

    Ed Kashi is a photojournalist, filmmaker and educator dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. Through his photography and filmmaking, along with his work as a mentor, teacher and lecturer, Kashi is a leading voice in the photojournalism and visual storytelling community.
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    Coffee producing countries can learn from Colombia

    06 August 2015

    Solidaridad’s International Programme Coordinator for the coffee sector, Joel Brounen, has visited the main coffee producing countries around the world and gained professional insights from multiple cultures which he has successfully used to establish large-scale sustainable trade systems.
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    Leading soybean expert explains China’s plans to promote sustainable trade

    30 July 2015

    The China-South America Sustainable Soy Trade Platform was jointly launched by the Paulson Institute, Solidaridad, The Nature Conservancy and WWF, as part of a two-year project sponsored by the U.S. Moore Foundation. The China Soybean Industry Association has been a longstanding strategic partner of Solidaridad to promote sustainability in the Chinese soy market.
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    Solidaridad joins United Nations for palm oil sustainability in Indonesia

    27 July 2015

    In an effort to improve sustainability within Indonesia’s palm oil supply chain, global not-for-profit Solidaridad and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced in July a new partnership to support the launch of the Indonesia Palm Oil Platform (InPOP) in several key district provinces.
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    Solidaridad calls for new cotton paradigm in Ecotextile News

    16 July 2015

    The recent release of the final report from the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) has spurred discussion on the relevance of global cotton standards and certification schemes.
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    UniSol teaches how conservation can lead to progress

    09 July 2015

    Marks & Spencer visited partner cooperatives in South America’s UniSol project as they set the way forward to achieve a better balance between productive agriculture and a healthy landscaping environment.
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