Solidaridad Stories

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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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    Spotlight on Colombia: A Different Story of Palm Oil

    27 July 2018

    Palm oil is associated with negative practices such as deforestation and displacement, but this plant and its fruit have other stories of remote lands that have not been told. 

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    TUERÊ AND COCOA: Family Production to Reforest the Amazon

    10 May 2018

    In one of the biggest rural settlements in Latin America, cocoa producers are learning to recover native forests with sustainable management practices.

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    One Community’s Effort: The Forest That Returned a Creek

    03 May 2018

    This is the story of a community in the El Dovio Municipality in Colombia, who worked together to recover their territory’s water. They did this by bringing back a forest felled many years ago.

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    Prime Minister of Bangladesh Presents Award to Lead Female Farmer of Solidaridad's SAFAL Programme

    13 April 2018

    On 1 March, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh presented an award to Shikha Rani Chakravarti, a lead farmer of Solidaridad Asia’s Sustainable Livelihoods, Food Security and Linkages (SaFaL) programme

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