PHILIPPINES - To strengthen their position in cooperatives in rural areas and their value chain, Agriterra and East-West Seed Philippines organized a Female Leadership Training (FLT), for agricultural cooperatives, to increase the women’s knowledge and improve skills on leadership, gender and diversity. This is the 7th batch of FLT conducted this year.Read more
This year, from 28 June 28th till 2 July 2022, the 100th annual International Day of Cooperatives (IDC) was organised. The theme was ‘Cooperatives Build a Better World’ and according to the routine in Tanzania, the IDC was celebrated with an exhibition and congress. For the second year in a row, the exhibition was held in the Tabora region.Read more
Karansi AMCOS is located in the Karansi area on the slopes of mount Kilimanjaro, Siha District, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Karansi AMCOS was founded in October 1987 and started with 120 members. Currently, the cooperative has 881 active members of which 1% are youngsters.Read more
The FPA (Farmers’ Potato Academy) in Rwanda is a school of potato farmers, initiated from farmers’ wishes and owned by farmers through Imbaraga Farmers’ Organisation. The Academy is envisioned to become a decentralised learning academy in which multiple value chain actors collaborate to increase the knowledge of potato growing in the sector. Farmers are playing a key role in the academy, through their farmer organisations and cooperatives, while also government agencies, NGOs and private sector participate. Through professionalising existing extension systems, the academy is contributing to the realisation of the potato sector development objectives in Rwanda.Read more
By Hailat Berhane, business advisor Ethiopia
Across the world, farmers are working together to improve their economic, social and market position. Many of them have formed cooperatives to provide agricultural services for members. The basic functions of these cooperatives include input supply, storage, processing, bulking, and selling members’ produce. Other functions may involve providing credit, training and education.
By Issouf Ouedraogo, business advisor Burkina Faso
Facilitating a training is always a great challenge and at the same time a real passion for me. The recent training in Benin will definitively remain in my memory. Not only because of the atmosphere, the very peaceful city of Grand Popo, but also because of the results achieved. I am thinking especially about my youngest participant who was very happy to receive his certificate of participation (a baby of 6 months). I will also remember the training because it was our first training in Benin since we left this country in 2015.Read more
With the aim of taking their cooperation to the next level, agricultural cooperative specialist Agriterra and Sorosoro Ibaba Development Cooperative (SIDC), the biggest primary agricultural cooperative in the Philippines, signed a cooperation agreement for 2022 under the Dutch government-supported Farmer Focused Transformation programme and renewed its partnership for the deployment of experts called Agripoolers from the cooperative to other clients of Agriterra.Read more
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