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

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 

Advancing Rural Women’s Participation in Responsible Agriculture in Sierra Leone

Advancing Rural Women’s Participation in Responsible Agriculture in Sierra Leone

University Partnership Nurtures Young Agricultural Entrepreneurs in Nigeria 

University Partnership Nurtures Young Agricultural Entrepreneurs in Nigeria 

FEMINISATION OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN: ENSURING GREATER GENDER INCLUSIVITY AND PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE

FEMINISATION OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN: ENSURING GREATER GENDER INCLUSIVITY AND PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE

Lobbying and advocacy help to develop agricultural value chains 

Lobbying and advocacy help to develop agricultural value chains 

Introducing Transformative Gender & Social Inclusion Models in Rural Supply Chains in Peru

Introducing Transformative Gender & Social Inclusion Models in Rural Supply Chains in Peru

Featured Producer Stories

Lifting up vulnerable youth in South Africa

In the heart of South Africa, Saulsville is a remarkable school that provides comfort, education, and compassionate care to some of the world’s most vulnerable children and young people. With a number of their residents engaged in farming activities, Saulsville reached out to the Social Employment Fund project to offer even more resources to nourish and nurture hundreds of children and young people.

Breaking barriers: How Elvis became a thriving entrepreneur in Ghana’s cocoa value chain

After years away from his home village in Ghana, Elvis Adu Boahen returned as a young entrepreneur and created a successful and sustainable business that serves the cocoa value chain.

A woman’s resilience bears fruit

Sandra Zanardi never saw herself as an orange farmer, but after the death of her husband, she took the reins of her family’s orange grove in Brazil. Now, with support from Solidaridad’s Fruto Resiliente project, Sandra has improved her farm’s performance and is set to reap a plentiful harvest. In the process, she has created a vibrant new future for herself and her children.

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