Good Agricultural Practices

Solidaridad works to implement better practices with farmers at the field level providing extensions services and training to improve their farming practices. This can include farm management techniques, production in balance with nature to build resilience against climate change, access to better inputs for improved productivity, and decent working conditions with fair payment. Read the latest news and stories below.
Low-Carbon Agriculture: A Forward-Looking Approach to Farming Read featured story

Latest News

Harvesting coffee and carbon: Planting trees pays in Nicaragua  

Harvesting coffee and carbon: Planting trees pays in Nicaragua  

Solidaridad & the Bioversity Alliance – CIAT team up with Nicaraguan farmers to confront climate change

Solidaridad & the Bioversity Alliance – CIAT team up with Nicaraguan farmers to confront climate change

Collaboration Revamps Togo’s Cotton Sector

Collaboration Revamps Togo’s Cotton Sector

Finding the Carbon Balance in Yerba Mate Cultivation

Finding the Carbon Balance in Yerba Mate Cultivation

Social Capital Leveraged for Cooperative Farming

Social Capital Leveraged for Cooperative Farming

New partnership aids Brazilian soy farmers as they foster biodiversity

New partnership aids Brazilian soy farmers as they foster biodiversity

Promoting zero deforestation and sustainable oil palm production

Promoting zero deforestation and sustainable oil palm production

Biochar Revitalizes Cotton Farming in Zambia

Biochar Revitalizes Cotton Farming in Zambia

Harvesting Potatoes and Newfound Success in Mozambique

Harvesting Potatoes and Newfound Success in Mozambique

Featured Producer Stories

The Nile’s Inspiring Daughter

A lifelong passion for agriculture along with innovative farming techniques are helping Huda, a farmer in Egypt, confront an increasingly harsh climate while supporting her children. Despite her commitment to farming, traditional methods left her crops vulnerable and profits low. The Khair Ardna project provided Huda with training on efficient irrigation, new fertilizers, marketing and ways to combat the effects of climate change. Now, she has not only secured her crops, but increased her profits and improved her livelihood.

A commitment to the land in Paraguay

Carl Bielke, 54, is a partner at TRACTUR SACI., a large farm in Eastern Paraguay that supplies soy to Cargill. In 2022, the farm received recognition for their performance in Cargill’s Sustainably Sourced and Supplied programme, which is implemented by Solidaridad.

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.

Publications

Growing the future: Lessons from Climate Smart Agriculture

Cotton and Climate Paper

RECLAIM Sustainability! 2022 Progress Report

SUSTAINABLE TEA IN LATIN AMERICA – 10 YEARS SUPPORTING SMALLHOLDER FARMER PROSPERITY

Coffee Barometer 2023

Affirmative Gender Actions and Inclusivity Report, 2022

Carbon Balance in Soybean Production in Matopiba

LandScale: Assessing sustainability for everyone in the landscape

Palm Oil Barometer 2022

Colombia further increases sustainable palm oil production in 2020 and is close to 100% certified exports