Gender and Youth

Communities in low- and middle-income countries have not benefited much from globalization, which has also largely left out women, minorities, indigenous people, and youth. Solidaridad’s focus is on leadership, increased skills, and greater opportunities for women, entrepreneurship, and involvement of young people as next generation farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs. Read the latest news and stories below.
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Latest News

Social Capital Leveraged for Cooperative Farming

Social Capital Leveraged for Cooperative Farming

Advancing sustainability in coffee: Collaborative initiatives creating change

Advancing sustainability in coffee: Collaborative initiatives creating change

New cashew processing facility adds to success of tree crop programme in Sierra Leone

New cashew processing facility adds to success of tree crop programme in Sierra Leone

Genuine progress in gender equity requires investing in women 

Genuine progress in gender equity requires investing in women 

The Feminization of Supply Chain: The changing face of agriculture

The Feminization of Supply Chain: The changing face of agriculture

Moving towards a more inclusive and sustainable oil palm sector in Peru

Moving towards a more inclusive and sustainable oil palm sector in Peru

Cultivating Change: Celebrating the stories of small-scale farmers & workers around the world

Cultivating Change: Celebrating the stories of small-scale farmers & workers around the world

Women miners make the case for changes to Peru’s new National Policy for Artisanal and Small-scale Mining

Women miners make the case for changes to Peru’s new National Policy for Artisanal and Small-scale Mining

From Hides to the Heights of Business: Empowering Leather Entrepreneurs in Trade 

From Hides to the Heights of Business: Empowering Leather Entrepreneurs in Trade 

Featured Producer Stories

Women Dairy Farmers Assert Themselves in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, especially for women, it’s not easy to be a dairy farmer. Through a project that provides training in modern practices, leadership and finance, women who work in dairy have recorded higher milk production and increasing incomes. The results for these inspiring farmers demonstrate the power of collaboration and market access to improve the livelihoods for women in agriculture.

Grit and guts: Karuna Daimari writes her own success story in tea

What is the role of women in the Indian tea industry? As an answer, Karuna Daimari in Assam has spent her lifetime challenging stereotypes with her work as a tea farmer and an entrepreneur. Her journey highlights the importance of training and support for small growers, while she continues to inspire other women to work for success in business.

African cooperative thrives as a citrus producer

A South African citrus cooperative has defied the odds to grow from supplying local markets to exporting lemons, mandarins, and oranges around the world. Their success lies in a commitment to quality, investment in training, and an embrace of new technology. The cooperative is a powerful example of how innovation can transform the agricultural sector.

Publications

RECLAIM Sustainability! 2022 Progress Report

Affirmative Gender Actions and Inclusivity Report, 2022

Affirmative Gender Action & Inclusivity Report 2021

Solidaridad and other CSOs and NGOs urge the EU to ensure a smallholder-inclusive regulation on deforestation-free products

Ghana Dedicated Grant Mechanism: Voices from the field

Advocacy for Change Final Report 2016-2020

Leveraging partnerships for sustainable mining

Analysis of gender equity in the cocoa sector in Colombia

The Golden Line: Final Report 2016-2020

Affirmative gender action and inclusivity 2016-2020 report