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    Dutch Postcode Lottery Renews Grant of 1.3 Million for Sustainable Development

    23 February 2018

    Solidaridad colleagues in the Netherlands had good reason to celebrate last Thursday. The Dutch Postcode Lottery held its annual Goed Geld Gala (literally, the “Good Money Gala”), an evening dedicated to allocating its funds to organizations working in the field of sustainability and development. Once again, Solidaridad was honoured to receive a cheque worth 1,350,000 million euros.
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    Solidaridad Supported Project, Top Cana, Wins Bonsucro Inspire Award 2018

    19 February 2018

    The Bonsucro Inspire Award 2018 was awarded to Socicana for a project named Top Cana which was implemented in partnership with Solidaridad.
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    Solidaridad Launches Southern Africa Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

    15 February 2018

    Last week, the Southern Africa Roundtable for Sustainable Beef was launched by Solidaridad and The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. The launch took place in Malawi at the La Riviera, Mangochi and attracted delegates from South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Malawi.
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    New Report on Gender Equality in Colombia’s Coffee Sector Released

    13 February 2018

    “The woman is the first to get up and the last one to go to bed.” This is one of many testimonials gathered in a new report commissioned by Solidaridad and conducted by the Global Coffee Platform on gender equality in the coffee sector.
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    Too few jewellery companies embrace opportunities for responsible gold

    08 February 2018

    The report “The Hidden Cost of Jewellery” by Human Rights Watch (HRW) clearly demonstrates that the world’s largest jewellery brands have collectively taken limited steps to implement responsible sourcing practices for their gold.
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    Solidaridad unveils Okyeame Kwame as climate change ambassador

    06 February 2018

    Solidaridad West Africa has appointed musician and songwriter Okyeame Kwame as Climate Change Ambassador under the “Ghana Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Local Communities (DGM)” project.
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    EU and India offer firm commitment to enhance sustainable shrimp trade

    01 February 2018

    A multi-stakeholder group from India and Europe met at the Indian International Seafood Show (IISS), in Goa in January. There, they discussed the pending results of the EU DG Sante audit and the future of the EU-India shrimp trade. Willem van der Pijl, STIP director, said, “The attendance of the meetings were very encouraging.
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    Solidaridad Partners Help Small Soy Farmers Meet International Criteria

    30 January 2018

    An innovative partnership has, for the first time, helped small and medium-scale soy growers in Goias, Brazil to receive certification from the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS), the foremost international standard for sustainable soybean farming, generally adopted only by large-scale farmers in that state.
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    IDH and Solidaridad present results for first soy landscape projects in South America

    18 January 2018

    Future programmes need to bridge the gap between public sector decisions made by federal or state governments and their implementation in the local communities. The same goes for the differences between sustainability policies at many companies and their “translation” at local level.
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    New dialogue to tackle issues in India Europe shrimp trade

    16 January 2018

    A high-level meeting of Indian and European stakeholders in the seafood sector will take place at the end January in Goa, India, to discuss solutions for complying with food safety regulations in the production and trade of shrimp. Various media sources reported that the EU audit of India’s shrimp sector, which took place last November, had relatively positive findings.
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