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Philippines, May 2021 - Agricultural cooperatives, especially small- and medium sized, are often faced by similar challenges that hinder their growth and sustainability: poor market access, lack of capital, inadequate member interest, and lack of management capacity to operate a business, among others. The GROW Coop project, funded by USAID and implemented by Agriterra, is helping address this problem by facilitating the development of large agri coops that serve as Local Resource Organizations (LROs) to capacitate and support smaller agri coops so they can have greater participation in agricultural value chains. This will ultimately increase opportunities for farmer members and boost their incomes and overall well-being.Read more
Green gas emissions are more than 50% higher than it was in 1990(UNDP). Agriculture has been cited as one of the largest contributors of greenhouse gas emission that cause climate change, contributing about 17% directly through agricultural activities and an additional 7%-14% through land use management(OECD,2016). The net effect is a long-lasting change to our climate system and the warming of our planet could have an irreversible impact if we do not act. On the bright side, Agriculture is the only ONE of the sectors that has the ability to transform from a Net Emitter to a Net Sequestrator of CO2 beneficially(Climate beneficial, Carbon Cycle institute).Read more
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