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    Unlocking opportunities for young farmers

    14 April 2020

    Lerato Botha is a young farmer with big ambitions. Coupling her lifelong experience and education in farming with the Farmer2Market programme, Botha’s business is poised for growth both in South Africa and abroad.
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    Responsible soy - 10 years on

    09 April 2020

    In 2010, the Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS) agreed on its responsible soy standard. At that time, a huge step after years of intense debate between soy stakeholders. Where are we after 10 years? Solidaridad concludes that the RTRS standard has played a limited role in the transition towards a sustainable soy -- It is certainly not a silver bullet.
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    Preventing COVID-19 in mining communities

    07 April 2020

    Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) communities face both increased risk and greater prevention challenges in the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments and companies must step up to protect workers.
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    Building a sustainable dairy sector in Kenya

    02 April 2020

    High production costs and inefficiencies along the value chain are just some of the challenges facing dairy farmers in Kenya. A new partnership to establish one-stop-shop “dairy hubs” is changing that.
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    Striving for balance amid a global pandemic

    26 March 2020

    As the world faces unprecedented change and decisions with the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, Solidaridad considers how to move forward with important programmes in the field.
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    New webinar series untangles fact from fiction on ASM gold mining

    19 March 2020

    Following the cancellation of OECD’s Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains scheduled to take place in Paris this April, Solidaridad and The Impact Facility are pleased to offer an alternative opportunity to bring together professionals from all along the gold supply chain.
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    Enhancing farmer entrepreneurship in cocoa

    17 March 2020

    Should sustainability policies focus on providing farmers a living income or improving conditions in cocoa farming? Can we improve farmer income without improving farmer entrepreneurship? These were top concerns in the panel on farmer entrepreneurship, held at the eighth Chocoa Conference in Amsterdam, one of the biggest events of the cocoa sector worldwide.
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    World’s first sustainable castor bean programme extended for phase two

    12 March 2020

    Following the successful completion of phase one of the Pragati sustainable castor crop project, Solidaridad joined Arkema, BASF, and Jayant Agro-Organics to sign phase two, extending the programme to 31 July 2022.
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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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