Cocoa Abrabopa partners Ritter, Fuchs & Hoffman, and Ascot to improve cocoa farmers’ livelihoods

Cocoa Abrabopa Association (CAA), Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co KG, Fuchs & Hoffmann, and Ascot have collaborated to set up an economically viable and resilient cocoa production system to help improve the lives of cocoa farmers and their households. The … Continue reading Cocoa Abrabopa partners Ritter, Fuchs & Hoffman, and Ascot to improve cocoa farmers’ livelihoods

Ghana: Trade Ministry and Strategic Investor to finalise agreement on Komenda Sugar Factory

The Ministry of Trade and Industry and its Transaction Advisor, Price Waterhouse Coopers are concluding the Conditions Precedent to activate the Concession Agreement, a strategic investor for the Komenda Sugar Factory. The sector Minister, Allan Kyerematen said the conclusion of … Continue reading Ghana: Trade Ministry and Strategic Investor to finalise agreement on Komenda Sugar Factory

Efforts to popularize farmer-friendly tree crops policies launched in Sierra Leone

The popularization of three national tree crops policies, developed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Sierra Leone in collaboration with Solidaridad and other stakeholders, has been launched. The policies, which were developed as part of the implementation of … Continue reading Efforts to popularize farmer-friendly tree crops policies launched in Sierra Leone

Promoting social inclusion in oil palm sector through multi-stakeholder platforms

Solidaridad has initiated a multi-stakeholder platform to encourage the inclusion of women, youth, migrants, and persons with disabilities along the oil palm value chain in Nigeria. In some jurisdictions, these minority groups are not allowed to own family farm lands … Continue reading Promoting social inclusion in oil palm sector through multi-stakeholder platforms

Resolving tensions between global development goals and local aspirations

The Sustainable Development Goals – a set of 17 globally agreed-upon targets for the year 2030 – are clearly listed and appear to be easy to subscribe to. However, development planning and the implementation of development projects are never straightforward. … Continue reading Resolving tensions between global development goals and local aspirations

Bees, mites and viruses: assessing the risk to South African crop pollinators

The world’s bees face a major threat from deformed wing virus, a pathogen transmitted by the parasitic varroa mite. It is responsible for causing the death of millions of colonies in the US, Europe and Asia. The major losses started in the early … Continue reading Bees, mites and viruses: assessing the risk to South African crop pollinators

Reversing biodiversity loss and land degradation can reap $1.4 trillion per year

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today called on G20 Environment Ministers to step up joint efforts, increase investment and work more closely with FAO for game-changing impacts on the planet. … Continue reading Reversing biodiversity loss and land degradation can reap $1.4 trillion per year