Solidaridad Reiterates Commitment To Life Transforming Activities In Nigeria

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Some non-governmental organisations in Nigeria are doing a good job, One of them is sSolidaridad an international civil society organisation has said that it is committed to programmes that would transform lives of many people across the world.

Speaking at the event to mark the 50th anniversary in Nigeria, the Senior Climate Specialist, Africa, Sam Ogallah, disclosed that the organisation has been working in the past 50 years to create prosperity throughout agricultural, mining and textile supply chains.

He further stated that Solidaridad had focused on the production/value chains and made interventions in coffee, tea, cocoa, fruits & vegetables.

Other areas of intervention include textiles, cotton, soya, maize, palm oil, sugar cane, gold, dairy, aquaculture and livestock.

In addition, Ogallah said Solidaridad has been supporting smallholders and enterprising farmers in developing countries and also encourage effective land use and increased production sustainably in respect to people and the environment.

He said, “Our network of 8 regional expertise centres, strategically located around the world, collaborates with local partners to maximize our impact.

“We envision a world in which everything we produce and consume can sustain us while respecting the planet, each other, and future generations.

“We bring together supply chain actors and engage them in innovative, practical, effective and scalable solutions to improve production and ensuring the transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy that maximizes the benefits for all”.

The organisation promised to work as solution oriented civil society outfit and accelerate development in achieving such goal Ogallah said the slogan is togetherness.

‘At Solidaridad we have one agenda and one strategy: together we learn and progress, together we achieve results and together we decide on future steps.

“We strive to consider the lessons learnt from our 50 year-long experience as well as the essential factors needed to ensure that our society keeps moving forth in its transition towards a sustainable economy.

“Our decade-long expertise in the field has taught us that a broader approach is needed and it must be done by putting the needs of the primary producers at the heart of the strategy. The interests of the farmers and workers must be prioritised”.

Established in 1969 by Catholic Bishops in the Netherlands, Solidaridad in Nigeria recently joined its counterpart all over the world to celebrate its 50th anniversary which attracted government officials both at the federal and state levels.

Traditional rulers and partners in private sector also were present to celebrate the golden jubilee..

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