In August, Agripooler Yvonne Robben visited the Kilimanjaro Dairy Cooperatives Joint Enterprise Limited (KDCJE) in Tanzania to share her knowledge. The 1,800-member union was running into problems with effectiveness. Thanks to the workshop, KDCJE was given a hand to improve its business case.Read more
Written by Liliane Tokoré, cooperative advisor Ivory Coast
ECAKOOG is a cocoa cooperative in Ivory Coast that has been able to develop itself step by step through its professionalism and its in-house skills, but even more through its capacity to implement capacity-building initiatives from partners like Agriterra.
Rach Lop cooperative (RACO) is located in Tan Hung commune, Tieu Can district, Tra Vinh province in Vietnam. The cooperative was established in 2016 and currently has 514 members with rice as main commodity. RACO provides a wide range of services such as input supply, technology dissemination, trainings, irrigation services and soil preparation.Read more
Emmanuel Ntawiha is the chairman of KOKIKA, a cooperative in the Mudende sector in Rwanda’s Rubavu district. The cooperative, which focuses mainly on growing potatoes, helps members grow and collect the harvests. Besides potatoes, several vegetables such as onions and carrots are also grown, as well as peas and beans. This is done to have other sources of income and crop rotation. With the support of Agriterra, KOKIKA has made several achievements to be proud of.Read more
Written by Dawit Setegn, Cooperative advisor Ethiopia
Oromia Agricultural Cooperatives Federation (OACF) was established in 2009 and is mainly based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Over the years, it has grown to encompass 67 cooperative unions, more than 1.5 billion capital, 5400 primary cooperatives, and above 3 million individual members. The Federation has 392 permanent employees (327 male and 65 females) and 68 temporary employees.
Agriterra in Burkina Faso is delighted to share with you the highlights of the training we organised for members of the BOUD NOOMA cooperative, under supervision of Agriterra's Cooperative advisor Biba Ouattara.
Throughout the week of 21-25 August 2023, we had the privilege of working closely with these dedicated shea butter producers, and the results were truly remarkable!
We believe that working with professional farmer cooperatives is an investment in a stable, prosperous agri-sector, in the economy and in wider society. Ambitious organised farmers across the world want to develop, become entrepreneurs and business partners, add value and move up the supply chain. This has a positive impact on economic growth, poverty alleviation, inclusiveness, food and nutrition security, and climate resilience and mitigation.
We interviewed 9 ambitious farmers from Tanzania (5), Kenya (2) and Ethiopia (2) to find out if their situations have changed since becoming members of a cooperative. Each week, you can read an interview.
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