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    Village farmers put food first during International Women’s Day

    12 March 2019

    Some 3,000 rural women and their family members participated in a mega event organized by Solidaridad with support from various institutes to commemorate International Women’s Day on 8 March. The event was organized in the district of Dewas, Madhya Pradesh (India).
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    On the Road: Is the formal market crushing aspirations of rural farmers?

    28 February 2019

    In this blog, Solidaridad's Managing Director for Southern Africa, Mandla Nkomo, takes a close look at the various types of markets he's experienced on his long road trips across the region. Unfortunately, he has found that formal markets often take advantage of the small farmer while providing little access or opportunity to those who need it most.
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    Solidaridad brings farmers' voices to cocoa conference in Amsterdam

    26 February 2019

    The cocoa commodity dominated discussions at the Chocoa 2019 conference in Amsterdam from 20 to 24 February 2019 and Solidaridad was there to support.
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    Solidaridad and UC Berkeley to host annual workshop on supply chain innovation

    21 February 2019

    Solidaridad North America and the University of California, Berkeley will host the fourth annual workshop on Innovation in Agrifood Supply Chains. The two-day workshop will be held in Berkeley, California on 10 and 11 April 2019. The emphasis this year is on finance, profitability and sustainability.
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    Small farmers protect unique forests of Indonesia

    19 February 2019

    Indonesia is home to some of the most biologically diverse forests in the world and ranks third in the number of species behind Brazil and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Unlike those other countries, however, Indonesians are making significant progress in protecting their forests.
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    West African cocoa at a crossroads: Low prices stimulate new strategies

    12 February 2019

    In this blog, Executive Director Nico Roozen reflects on the current state of the cocoa sector in West Africa. How can we move forward from the crossroads at which the cocoa industry has found itself, economically, socially and ecologically speaking?
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    South African sugarcane survives severe droughts due to better water management

    07 February 2019

    In recent years, South Africa has suffered through some of its worst droughts in history, but sugarcane producers working with Solidaridad were prepared.
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    Solidaridad urges West Africa to accelerate investments in agriculture

    05 February 2019

    The Executive Director of Solidaridad Network, Nico Roozen, has made a strong call on West African governments to accelerate investments that modernize and facilitate sustainable agricultural development and growth.
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    Year of the Pig promises sustainable improvements for livestock in China

    31 January 2019

    As 2019 marks the Year of the Pig according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the livestock industry is planning for the future and making sustainability a priority.
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    Smallholders crucial to preserving the Amazon rainforest

    29 January 2019

    A Solidaridad project in Pará, Brazil, shows how smallholders can improve their incomes and avoid deforestation by integrating livestock and cocoa production.
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