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    Farmers call for urgent action to restore Africa’s degraded landscapes

    02 March 2020

    Smallholder farmers in Ghana are adding their voices to the call for urgent action in restoring Africa’s degraded landscapes. Most recently at the Global Landscape Forum 2019 in Accra, the Ghanaian capital.
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    How good practices are improving the soy supply chain in Paraguay

    26 February 2020

    Solidaridad and trader Cofco International recently assessed the results of MejorAgro, their joint programme in Paraguay. By using digital tools, they’ve made a case for continual improvement by measuring the uptake of good practices among small soy farmers.
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    Kayonza: a clear investment need and purpose

    20 February 2020

    The Kayonza Tea Growers Factory in Uganda has a unique business model. Its suppliers – smallholder tea growers – are also its shareholders. With the factory working at capacity, they wanted to build a second plant. That meant attracting an investor. Solidaridad worked with Kayonza to bring out strengths and address obstacles.
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    From the street to the farm – how agriculture is improving the lives of amputees

    20 February 2020

    For eleven years, a civil war ravaged Sierra Leone, leaving trails of destruction, pain and untold economic hardship. It is almost impossible for amputees and others who were wounded in the war to find ways to make a living. Many of them have resorted to street begging. But agriculture has come to the rescue.
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    Innovative farming approaches improve livelihoods in Sierra Leone

    17 February 2020

    Solidaridad in Sierra Leone joined the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, The World Food Programme and a host of national and international organizations to demonstrate and reaffirm commitment to ending hunger and malnutrition in Sierra Leone. This has resulted in improved livelihoods for thousands of farmers.
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    Adidas takes top spot for sustainable cotton, too many global companies still score zero

    13 February 2020

    Adidas has surged ahead to become a global leader in sourcing sustainable cotton. From 6th place in the last ranking, they now source 100% of their cotton from sustainable sources and lead the Cotton Ranking 2020 with the most established brand for sustainable cotton, IKEA in second, and H&M Group taking 3rd place.
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    Consortium opens centre of excellence for leather industry

    12 February 2020

    A facilitation centre for the leather industry opened in Kanpur, India on 6 February, 2020. It will help drive sustainable transformation of the industry, which is based in the town.
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    HOW AGRICULTURE HELPS ADDRESS POACHING AND DEFORESTATION

    10 February 2020

    Poaching and deforestation threaten Zambia’s main national park. Find out how a farming project addresses the underlying issues, helping families take up goat rearing and horticulture.
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    Cautious steps of refiners into sourcing ASM gold

    04 February 2020

    The artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) gold sector suffers from a dubious reputation worldwide among micro-credit financiers, impact investors and the private sector. There is a persistent perception that investing in and financing of ASM comes with a high level of risk. However, this perception is inaccurate and unfair.
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    World Bank praises Ghana climate change intervention

    27 January 2020

    Communities in Ghana are making progress combating deforestation with the support of a Dedicated Grant Mechanism Project. So says the World Bank following a supervisory mission.
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