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    Coffee Barometer 2018: Sector Expansion Built on Feet of Clay

    14 June 2018

    While investors are spending billions in coffee-company acquisitions and mergers, coffee production is under threat. Without major efforts to adapt to climate change, increase transparency in the value chain, and improve social conditions on farms, coffee sector expansion is being built on quicksand.
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    NGOs & Leather Companies Launch Three-Year Environmental Programme in Ethiopia

    11 June 2018

    Together with leather chemical supplier Stahl, Solidaridad and Dutch NGO CSR Netherlands have launched the ‘Green Tanning Initiative’ at the All African Leather Fair in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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    World Ocean Day: Spotlight on The Potential of Sustainable Shrimp in South America

    08 June 2018

    Shrimp Tails, a digital publication published by the Seafood Trade Intelligence (STIP), was first launched in March. The magazine features the latest news of the main shrimp markets worldwide. When thinking about shrimp, people tend to think of Asia. Slowly however, sourcing markets are growing in South America too.
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    Improve the Economic & Social Position of Women in Gold Mines

    07 June 2018

    In Ghana, approximately half of the 1 million people directly involved in artisanal and small-scale gold mining, are women. In Tanzania, this statistic is close to 25%. To improve the economic and social position of women within these communities, Solidaridad, in collaboration with Simavi, and Healthy Entrepreneurs launched The Golden Line Project.
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    On World Environment Day We Put the Spotlight on Smallholder Farmers

    05 June 2018

    Smallholder farmers in developing countries are disproportionately affected by climate change. This World Environment Day, we put the spotlight on their plight and highlight a participatory programme in Ghana which is helping smallholder farmers respond to these challenges.
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    1,019 Indian Farmers Complete World's First Sustainable Castor Bean Programme

    01 June 2018

    A total of 1,019 Indian farmers have successfully completed the world’s first sustainable Castor bean programme. This is a result of a collaboration between leading chemical companies, Arkema, BASF and Jayant Agro-Organics, and CSO Solidaridad who are working together to create a framework for sustainable castor bean production.
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    Investing in Mozambique to Maximize the Positive Impact of Soy Production

    31 May 2018

    Through our soy programme we have been working to promote the sustainability of soy production in Mozambique. In this blog, Gert van der Bijl, International Programme Coordinator demonstrates that an increase in the productivity of soy can also have positive impact.
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    Solidaridad Releases 2017 Annual Report

    29 May 2018

    By 2050, there will be nine billion people on the planet. This means we need to deliver more food with the same amount of land and water available. As growing awareness of this challenge mounts, both private and government players recognize that a sustainable, climate-resilient approach to global trade is key.
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    Solidaridad-led “Clean Ganga” Project Recognized as Ideal Indo-Dutch Public Private Partnership Model

    26 May 2018

    Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, the Minister for Water and Infrastructure from Government of the Netherlands, is visiting India as part of Prime Minister Mark Rutte's delegation.
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    Solidaridad Receives Community Impact Award at Arrell Global Food Summit

    23 May 2018

    Solidardad has been presented with the Arrell Global Food Innovation Award for Community Impact. A second award, for research, was given to Dr. Samuel Myers, of Harvard University. Both awards were presented at a ceremony, in Toronto, on the closing day of the Arrell Food Summit.
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