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    Solidaridad Embraces #EachforEqual on International Women’s Day

    12 March 2020

    In a week of events around the International Women’s Day 2020, Solidaridad Asia celebrated the cause and contributions of the women farmers and rural entrepreneurs.
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    The story of women empowerment sells ASM Gold

    11 March 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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    Joining forces towards a gender-equal world

    09 March 2020

    This year, the theme of International Women’s Day is #EachforEqual, emphasizing the power of positive collective efforts in creating a gender-equal world. For Solidaridad, it is evident that women as well as men are an equally essential part of the solution in achieving gender equality, and we actively integrate this in our programmes as well as in our internal organization.
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    Promoting gender equality one woman at a time

    08 March 2020

    To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, we highlight the stories of two women in Ghana. Grace Obenewaa is prospering as a cocoa farmer instead of migrating to the city thanks to the MASO programme. And oil palm processor Rita Yeboah can put her children through school because she received a small VSLA loan to invest in her business.
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    Rebuilding lives after cyclone Idai

    06 March 2020

    Cyclone Idai devastated the Southern Hemisphere in 2019. The storm left tens of thousands displaced or worse, and destroyed the livelihoods of 58,000 smallholder farmers in Mozambique alone. On Idai's first anniversary, Solidaridad is handing out special packs of seeds and livestock to smallholders to help rebuild their lives.
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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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