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    Improving sustainable palm oil supply chains with Henkel Beauty Care’s new Nature Box

    03 January 2019

    Solidaridad has recently expanded its partnership with Henkel Beauty Care to include the company’s new brand, Nature Box.
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    Focus on landscapes takes sustainability to the next level

    21 December 2018

    The Landscape Standard is an emerging tool that measures the environmental, social and economic impact of production on a landscape in order to improve sustainability.
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    Colombia and the Netherlands: Twin stars in promoting sustainable change

    19 December 2018

    The challenges and opportunities Colombia faces in becoming a global leader in sustainable trade were addressed at this year’s edition of the Sustainable Trade Platform Forum in Bogotá.
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    Peruvian government recognizes good mining conditions and practices

    18 December 2018

    San Luis Artisanal Mining Company has received a commendation from the government of Peru for its achievement of Fairmined certification, having completed its formalization process with support from Solidaridad and the Alliance for Responsible Mining. The government wants to increase the number of miners certified per year to 10,000 in 2019 by making the process more accessible.
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    Solidaridad calls for sustainable production of palm oil in face of EU ban

    13 December 2018

    The EU’s recent ban of palm oil for use in biofuels by 2030 has caused discontent among palm oil producing countries, and put the entire industry under scrutiny.
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    Supporting successful female entrepeneurs in Colombia's coffee value chain

    11 December 2018

    Carola Schouten, Minister of Agriculture of the Netherlands, met with the Women Coffee Growers Association of West Huila (ASMUCAOCC) on a recent trip to Colombia. The cooperative, supported by Solidaridad and RGC Coffee, works to improve women’s participation in the coffee value chain.
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    Solidaridad urges COP24 to work with farmers to secure climate change improvements for all

    10 December 2018

    Solidaridad has called on the UN Climate Summit in Katowice to support its efforts in developing countries to help farmers tackle climate change and improve their livelihoods.
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    Urgent need for sustainable palm oil as global demand grows

    06 December 2018

    From 2030 the use of palm oil in the production of biofuels will be banned across the European Union (EU). While demand for palm oil as biofuel will decrease and even stop, global demand for palm oil within the vegetable oil sector is continually growing. Producer countries responding to this demand will have to manage the sustainability of their crops carefully in future.
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    The Netherlands Signs First Bilateral Agreement on Sustainable Palm Oil from Colombia

    30 November 2018

    Solidaridad, the Netherlands’ Oils and Fats Industry (MVO), the Colombian National Federation of Oil Palm Growers (Fedepalma), and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) have signed a joint declaration to increase the production and trade of sustainable palm oil between Colombia and the Netherlands.
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    Village Super Market: A facility for improving food systems in Bangladesh

    27 November 2018

    In this blog, Solidaridad Executive Director Nico Roozen highlights a new facility in Bangladesh that has the potential for far-reaching impact across the country. Learn how this village super market is setting a new standard for sustainable business in South Asia.
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