Solidaridad Stories

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    Linking women farmers to high-value markets in South Africa

    22 August 2019

    Nomxolisi Mathe is one of 105 female farmers taking part in Solidaridad’s Farmer2Market project in South Africa. As a horticulture farmer in Putfontein, a village east of Johannesburg, Ms.

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    Advocating for more leadership positions occupied by women in their communities

    13 August 2019

    Many roles in family businesses are still assigned on the basis of gender in South America: it is believed that women are not strong enough to work the land, or are ill-suited for finance, negotiat

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    Enhancing landscape management practices through productivity

    17 June 2019

    The lower Kafue sub-basin lies to the west of Mazabuka District in the eastern part of Zambia.

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    The girl who fought back - Shumi's story

    05 March 2019

    From a destructive marriage as a child and limited opportunities to become an entrepreneur, Shumi’s life has been no ordinary journey.

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    Smallholder oil palm production in Honduras: A model for sustainable livelihoods and landscapes

    14 February 2019

    When hurricane Fifi-Orlene hit Honduras in 1974 whole communities were wiped out, as well as an the country's banana crop, leaving the economy shattered. Nearly five decades later we look at how th

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    Smallholder oil palm producers contributing to peace and sustainability in Colombia

    07 February 2019

    Farmers in Tumaco, Colombia, have been cultivating oil palm since the 1960s.

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    India steps up to make leather production more sustainable

    08 January 2019

    The city of Kanpur, India, at the borders of the Ganges, hosts a lively tannery industry, employing 50,000 people directly and 250,000 indirectly.

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    The Solidaridad Show: Broadcasting Best Practices in Ghana

    22 November 2018

    More than 10,000 people in both the western and Brong Ahafo regions of Ghana tune in regularly to a new radio show that addresses issues of climate change and land use through informative and enter

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    Ensuring Community Livelihoods Through Effective Land Governance in Sierra Leone

    25 October 2018

    In Sierra Leone, two-thirds of the population are involved in subsistence farming. Here, land is not just an asset but also an important means of livelihoods and survival for many.

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    Indigenous communities strengthen resilience in the face of drought

    09 August 2018

    Chaco Sustentable is a project to strengthen local communities’ resilience to prolonged droughts in Paraguay’s Central Chaco region. Today, the first results from this landscape governance project

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