Tag: Solidaridad

African Palm Oil Industry Moves for a Sustainable Balance Between Conservation and Development

Accra, GHANA – Wednesday August 21, 2019: Close to 200 delegates came together today for Africa’s third Sustainable Palm Oil Conference, hosted by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and Proforest, to discuss the urgent need for a long-term sustainable development plan for oil palm production in Africa. As RSPO’s presence increases with certified members in over 15 countries… Read more →

Cocoa Sustainability Programs: Cosmetic or Serious Business?

The recent outrage of the effect of illegal mining in various farming communities across the country has brought to bear, a tacit revelation of how poor cocoa farmers are knowingly burning down their cocoa farms and selling the mineral rich land to illegal miners for a onetime payment. This revelation has led to questions about the existence and effectiveness of… Read more →

MasterCard Foundation supporting Youth Initiatives in Ghana

Global Communities, Solidaridad, and Participatory Development Associates (PDA) announced their partnership today with The MasterCard Foundation on an innovative employment initiative called “Youth Forward” for Ghana. The program assists economically disadvantaged young people to overcome barriers such as lack of formal employment, low levels of education, skills mismatches, and lack of access to credit by improving their ability to find… Read more →

Ghana take giant steps to boost cocoa production

Ghana’s effort at increasing its cocoa production has taken a giant step forward with the establishment of 20 Rural Service Centres (RSCs) to aid farmers adopt best farm management practices to raise the per hectare yield. The Centres spread across 14 districts in the cocoa belt – Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo, Western and Central Regions, are an integral part of the Cocoa… Read more →

Solidaridad Supports Oil Palm Farmers

Solidaridad – West Africa, an International Non-Governmental Organisation, is assisting oil palm farmers in the country on how to improve upon their farms for maximum profitability through financial and technical support. The support which is under the Sustainable West Africa Oil Palm Programme (SWAPP) is funded by the Dutch Government. Interacting with the Daily Graphic during a field trip to… Read more →