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    Blog: From zero deforestation commitments to a zero deforestation reality?

    03 May 2019

    Marieke Leegwater, Solidaridad's international programme coordinator for palm oil, participated in a workshop in April 2019 on how to include palm oil smallholders in deforestation free supply chains. This workshop was organized by the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) in Indonesia. Most of the participants were smallholders and organizations working very closely with them.
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    Solidaridad looks back on 50 years of working towards social justice and sustainable value chains

    02 May 2019

    2019 is a special year for Solidaridad: it is 50 years since our foundation in 1969. This year, we celebrate and look back on the past five decades, in which Solidaridad has travelled an extraordinary journey. It had started out as an organization dedicated to promoting social justice for the poor and oppressed in Latin America.
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    Partnering up for progress: sourcing responsible gold in Uganda

    29 April 2019

    Gold will never lose its allure. It’s useful, beautiful, rare, and an essential material for many different products. But many parts of the gold sector remain blighted by environmental destruction, conflict and human rights abuses. Currently, only a limited amount of small scale gold mines can meet standards as high as Fairtrade.
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    Highlights from UC Berkeley-Solidaridad workshop on agrifood supply chain innovation

    23 April 2019

    In her blog post, workshop attendee and agrifood professional Krisila Benson shares her top takeaways from the recently held workshop on Innovation in Agrifood Supply Chains: Finance, Profitability and Sustainability. The workshop was held in Berkeley, California and organized by Solidaridad North America and UC Berkeley.
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    Fighting inequality and deforestation in the Congo Basin

    18 April 2019

    The world is losing the battle to save the last tropical forests. Given the enormous carbon reserves and ecosystem services of these forests, it’s difficult to see how to avoid runaway climate change and ecosystem collapse without them.
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    Solidaridad launches ambitious deforestation-free strategy in South America

    11 April 2019

    Solidaridad will work with 6,889 producers to avoid the deforestation of 144,000 hectares, implement sustainable production across 157,000 hectares and restore 30,000 hectares currently degraded.
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    Cattle in Africa get graded with mobile monitoring

    09 April 2019

    The new Cattle Grading App is an easy and effective way to help smallholders align their herd management practices with market demands.
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    China livestock industry signals significant support for sustainable beef

    05 April 2019

    At the end of March, the China Animal Agriculture Association, supported by Solidaridad, became the first Chinese member of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. This new membership comes at an important time in China’s livestock industry, with domestic production providing the vast majority of beef required to fulfill the country’s demand.
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    Trinitea empowers smallholder tea growers of India

    04 April 2019

    The launch of Trinitea on 4 April marks a significant milestone in the evolution of the Indian smallholder tea sector. Jointly developed by Solidaridad and the Indian Tea Association, Trinitea will make use of the first-of-its-kind digital self-assessment application to ensure small-scale growers are internationally and nationally compliant by improving the quality of tea production and pricing.
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    Women in cocoa explore viable options to increase incomes

    29 March 2019

    Women cocoa farmers contribute half of the labor associated with the production of the commodity yet they control meager incomes from the trade. Solidaridad and partners explored viable options available within the cocoa value chain for women to earn additional incomes to improve their livelihoods.
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