Ensuring Community Livelihoods Through Effective Land Governance in Sierra Leone
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.
Indigenous communities strengthen resilience in the face of drought
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
Spotlight on Colombia: A Different Story of Palm Oil
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.
TUERÊ AND COCOA: Family Production to Reforest the Amazon
In one of the biggest rural settlements in Latin America, cocoa producers are learning to recover native forests with sustainable management practices.
One Community’s Effort: The Forest That Returned a Creek
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.
Prime Minister of Bangladesh Presents Award to Lead Female Farmer of Solidaridad's SAFAL Programme
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
Sustaining Customary Forests: A Story of Change in Indonesia
Kulbir Mehta, Solidaridad’s Indonesia Country Manager outlines why local communities should be recognised as the lawful custodian of forests.
Food security in Kenya: Increasing quality of supply while developing demand
It’s hard to miss. Kenya is developing fast. The shiny new buildings and shopping malls in Nairobi are just one of the many manifestations of this.
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.