Pamela Koskei is 52 years old. She is a farmer, a chairperson in her primary cooperative ‘Langas Farmers’ Cooperative Society’ and a board member of the union BAMSCOS in Kenya. In 2019, she followed Agriterra’s Female Leadership Training (FLT) together with five fellow BAMSCOS members. In 2020, she got the opportunity to participate in Agriterra’s Female Leadership Masterclass as well.Read more
The CRAFT project, just like any other climate related project, had its share of challenges from the onset. However, the fact that it targeted cooperatives in arable crops (the least organised in Kenya) and was based on co-investment approach and required full integration of the value-chain made it extra difficult for CRAFT Kenya.Read more
Manila, Philippines -The Generating Rural Opportunities by Working with Cooperatives (GROW Coop) Project funded by USAID and implemented by Agriterra hosted a three-part consultation series on the development of the Agricultural Cooperative Development Agenda (ACDA) last September 14, 20, and 21, 2021.Read more
Manila, Philippines - Agriterra has signed a Php3.5 million contract agreement with Alaska Milk Corp together with the government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) National Dairy Authority (NDA) to conduct cooperative assessments and provide capacity building to six dairy cooperatives in Southern Luzon. The project will run from November 2021 to October 2022 with the long-term goal of scaling up domestic fresh milk supply and contributing to the sustainable development of the dairy industry in the region.Read more
Written by Freek Braaksma, business advisor Peru
This year, Agriterra Latin America and the Caribbean is fully dedicated to the Agridigitalization project, in which we seek to link 86 producer organisations in 5 countries to digital tools and platforms on digital financial services, technical assistance and e-commerce to improve access to finance and markets, as a response to COVID. This project is implemented together with Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA), Agros International and The Foundation for Rural Business Development (FUNDER) and is funded by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).Read more
In the EAT: FRESH project,we position the horticulture supply chain in Tanzania as a hub for the production, processing, packaging and export of three high-value crops: Avocados, French beans and snow peas.The project’s Inception Phase kicked-off in mid-2019. The partnership assessed 12 Agricultural Marketing Co-Operative Societies (AMCOS) with a total membership of 2,253 smallholder farmers.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has partnered with the Cooperative Partnership for Climate Smart Food and Forestry, which incorporates the agriculture, forestry and cooperative organizations of Denmark, the Netherlands and Finland (World Farmers Organization (WFO) members the Danish Agriculture and Food Council (DAFC), the Dutch Agriculture and Horticulture Organization (LTO), the Finnish forestry partner MTK (The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners) and the Dutch Young Farmers (NAJK), and the Dutch Agri-development agency and cooperative specialist Agritera.Read more
In general, cooperatives in Rwanda are composed of both male and female members. In 2020, women formed 43% of the cooperative members of Agriterra clients in Rwanda. Even though the government of Rwanda set a 30% quota of women in elected positions, women are still underrepresented in decision-making bodies and rarely make their voices heard. And even though women hold leadership positions in cooperatives in Rwanda, many female leaders still find their competency and capabilities questioned.Read more
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