Investing in women for community economic development
“We desire to undertake some economic venture but we have no funds to start any activity here”, lamented Sarah Asare, a 42-year-old resident of Ekorso, Ghana. Sarah is not alone in this s
China’s “left behind” women are moving ahead
Wenshu Zhao, a cotton farmer from Wangdaozhaier village in China, never thought she’d become an entrepreneur. Her farm in Hebei province wasn’t very profitable.
Preserving the environment through responsible mining
Small-scale mining is a high-risk activity with miners facing a host of dangers every day. It is also seen as an environmentally destructive activity.
The resilience of cotton and its communities in Brazil
Solidaridad and Instituto C&A want to take up the tradition of cotton growing in a region that was once a pride of Brazil but today suffers from devastating drought.
Small Coffee Growers, Big Changes
Helping farmers to adopt climate-smart agricultural practices is one of the the main strategies for Solidaridad in support of sustainability. To accomplish this, Solidaridad and its partners establ
Quality Cattle Helps Reduce Poverty
A challenging project in the Eastern Xingu region of the State of Mato Grosso (Brazil) managed to alleviate poverty in one of the poorest municipalities and to protect the environment in a region
Collective action for smallholder marketing
Agricultural markets in Uganda tend to be inefficient, whereby smallholder farmers are trapped in “good season-poor market” dilemma largely due to poor information flow and low volumes.
Sustainable Cattle in Practice
The Brazilian Roundtable on Sustainable Livestock, or GTPS after the name in Portuguese, was formally established in 2009 with the aim of debating and formulating principles, standards and common p
Growing sustainable bananas can be a family business
More than a decade ago, the Department of Magdalena in Colombia decreed that a Banana Growing Zone of nearly 50,000 hectares and comprised mainly of the townships Ríofrío, Orihueca, Guacamayal, was
Young farmers rejuvenate age-old cocoa growing practices
Ahwiaakrom, in Sefwi Wiaso district in Ghana, is famous for two things: its wood carvings dating back over 400 years and certified cocoa. But what will the future hold?