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    Climate change from a smallholder inclusive perspective

    14 June 2019

    ‘It rains when it’s not supposed to rain. The sun shines when there’s not supposed to be sunshine. This unpredictable weather makes growing coffee very difficult.’ Peruvian farmer Walter Gutierrez explained to the guests of Solidaridad’s 50 years anniversary event that he is already dealing with the consequences of climate change. And he is not alone in this.
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    Blog: Four warning signs on the road to systemic change in the soy sector

    11 June 2019

    Solidaridad is participating at the Round Table for Responsible Soy (RTRS) annual summit in the Netherlands during the week of 10 June. In the blog below, Solidaridad soy expert Alex Ehrenhaus shares common pitfalls to avoid when developing solutions for soy markets free of deforestation.
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    Access to capital for agricultural SMEs essential for inclusive development

    07 June 2019

    To commemorate its 50th anniversary in May, Solidaridad has invited a variety of international experts to take part in four panel sessions about sustainable and inclusive development. One of these panels focused on the challenge of bringing investments in sustainable agriculture in developing countries to scale.
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    Bottom UP: Preventing a race to the bottom in the Ethiopian garment sector

    06 June 2019

    Solidaridad, Cotton made in Africa, Danish Ethical Trading Initiative and MVO Nederland start a new project to promote a sustainable cotton and garment value chain, from Ethiopian cotton to European consumers.
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    Women in mining shine at exhibit for The Golden Line

    30 May 2019

    This year's OECD meeting on sustainable mineral supply chains hosted a special exhibition designed to raise awareness about challenges for female miners. Visitors entering the venue were greeted with large and colourful photographs of women mine workers from small-scale mining communities in Tanzania and Ghana.
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    Palm oil producers in Colombia share sustainability successes with Dutch parliamentarians

    28 May 2019

    A delegation from the parliament of the Netherlands visited a smallholder palm oil plantation in María La Baja, Bolívar (Colombia) in May to understand how this crop benefits small producers and creates legitimate work in the Colombian countryside.
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    New publication gives unique insight into Solidaridad’s gender inclusivity portfolio

    27 May 2019

    Solidaridad celebrated its 50th anniversary on 16 May, proudly sharing our history of achievements with stakeholders from all around the world. Occasions such as these present a good opportunity for self-reflection: looking back at our work of the past years and reflecting on the changes to which we have contributed.
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    Solidaridad welcomes partners, panelists and staff at anniversary conference

    24 May 2019

    Solidaridad had the honour to welcome our international partners, panelists and staff from five regional offices for our 50th anniversary conference on 16 May. It was held at the TivoliVredenburg event location in Utrecht and featured four panel discussions on sustainable and inclusive development.
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    Let's use palm oil's potential

    23 May 2019

    Despite excesses that can be involved in palm oil production, such as the destruction of rainforests and the exploitation of workers, Solidaridad is not calling for a ban on palm oil. Instead we call on companies and consumers to choose for sustainable palm oil production and consumption. Why?
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    Jeroen Douglas appointed as new executive director of Solidaridad Network

    23 May 2019

    As of May 2019, Solidaridad has a new Executive Director. Jeroen Douglas takes over from Nico Roozen, who has led the organization for 33 years. Jeroen has a long history with Solidaridad and combines continuity with innovation.
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