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    Textiles from Ethiopia: How to learn from Asia?

    20 November 2014

    The future is full of promise for Ethiopia’s textile industry. With a population of 90 million – the second largest in sub-Saharan Africa – an economy growing at 8.5% a year and excellent conditions for cotton growing, it is well placed to meet the demands of the fashion trade. The global demand for clothing is expected to rise dramatically in the next decade.
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    A decade of MADE-BY is celebrated with launch of MODE Tracker

    21 October 2014

    This October European not-for-profit MADE-BY, together with international brands, suppliers, consultants and other (sustainable) fashion professionals, celebrated their 10th anniversary in the Tobacco Theatre, Amsterdam. The event was organised around a range of a diverse of workshops and interesting industry speakers, including several participants from Solidaridad.
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    Quenching the thirst for sustainable juice production

    17 October 2014

    Yesterday, Solidaridad and FrieslandCampina Riedel BV launched a four year, joint programme to improve sustainable fruit growing around the globe. From 2014-2018, we will cooperate to boost farmer resilience and sustainability across seven countries in orange, mango, banana, and passion fruit production that is used for FrieslandCampina Riedel’s juice brands Appelsientje and CoolBest.
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    Towards a common view on sustainable beef

    09 October 2014

    Yesterday, Solidaridad attended the launch of the ‘Novo Campo’ programme for sustainable livestock in the Amazon. The programme, coordinated by Solidaridad's partner Instituto Centro de Vida (ICV), promotes sustainable practices to reduce deforestation while also recuperating natural resources and strengthening the local economy.
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    In Brazil, the fruits of oil palm cultivation help ensure safe practices

    02 October 2014

    Solidaridad and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)—a company that turns crops into renewable products—have recently begun a project in the Brazilian state of Pará, which is situated in the Amazon biome. The main goal of the project is to enhance the smallholders and labourers knowledge and implementation regarding sustainable field practices.
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    Hope for palm oil livelihood and yield improvements in West Africa

    25 September 2014

    Solidaridad's Sustainable West Africa Palm oil Programme (SWAPP) hosted a workshop last week to share its Best Management Practices on palm oil agronomy. The key message from the workshop was one of optimism, namely that: yields in Ghana and West Africa region can reach 15-16 tonnes per hectare on well-managed farms. In other words, BMP holds promise for enhancing both yields and livelihoods.
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    The power of 1%: Solidaridad North America announces new partnership

    15 September 2014

    Last week Solidaridad North America proudly announces its new partnership with 1% for the Planet. By joining forces, Solidaridad in North America is now eligible to receive donations from 1% for the Planet member companies.
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    Management transitions: Nico Roozen appointed to head Solidaridad Network

    04 September 2014

    On September 1, Nico Roozen, Director of Solidaridad in The Netherlands since 1989, has been appointed the full-time Executive Director of the entire Solidaridad Network, while Saskia Jongma steps up to fill his shoes as Managing Director at Solidaridad in The Netherlands.
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    Unilever and Solidaridad partner to improve the lives of 1 million people

    02 September 2014

    Today Unilever and Solidaridad announce a new strategic partnership to improve the lives of 1 million people in Unilever’s extended supply chains. This agreement was signed at Unilever’s annual ‘Partner to Win Supplier Summit’ in London.
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    Farmer Support Programme - Training sugarcane and soy farmers in India

    28 July 2014

    Solidaridad is currently implementing the Farmer Support Programme (FSP) which is a public private partnership developed to support 400,000 small-holders and 400,000 workers globally. Solidaridad South and South East Asia is implementing the Programme for Soybean and Sugarcane in India.
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