On 21 November the ‘Top 74 of Best Performing Clients’ was presented during the Agriterra Agripool Event. The Top 74 is a yearly ranking of Agriterra’s clients based on their performance. The clients are evaluated on different categories. The categories include a financial ratio analysis, client’s contribution to Agriterra’s 2020 Goals, an evaluation by the business advisor, non-financial performance indicators, the availability of required documentation and a financial health check. Each category has its own weight, leading to a total score per client.
This year 150 clients were analysed, of which 113 cooperatives, 21 farmer organisations and 16 savings & credit cooperatives.
Visitors from all over the world saw how SIDC from the Philippines received the Agriterra Award.
How can farmers and food companies collaborate to transform the global food system: to produce more and more nutritious food for the growing world population, while at the same time reducing the environmental impact of agriculture? That was the central question of two roundtables the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) organized in Kathmandu, Nepal and Nairobi, Kenya, in collaboration with Agriterra and local partners. They worked with NACCFL in Nepal and EAFF and SACAU in Kenya.Read more
From 8 to 11 December, a Vietnamese (trade) delegation of approximately 35 people came to The Netherlands, led by Vietnam's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Cuong. Agriterra was responsible for a part of the programme.Read more
Agriculture in central Chuquisaca (Bolivia) is marked by an uneven orography which provides small plots of arable land that historically have been partitioned to even tinier patched through inheritances among siblings.
That is the reason why 217 small farmers of Chuquisaca joined their four small associations to commercialise together their small productions of amaranth, chili pepper and maize through a new association called ASOVITA, supporting the motto behind all cooperativism and associativism initiatives: strength through unity.
Last week, Agriterra worked with the Hue Cooperative Alliance (HCA) in Vietnam on a Guideline to stimulate member-based dialogues. Wendy Vorstenbosch, communication expert at NCR - the Dutch Cooperative Council - joined the Agriterra team that consisted of Nguyen Ba Cuong, Le Thi Thu Hien (business advisors) and Susanne Coolen (corporate communication). HCA forms a bridge between the Vietnamese government and the cooperatives in the Hue region and wants to change its focus from top down government-based to bottom-up member-based. This creates stronger cooperatives and more continuity. Improving the dialogue leads to more solidarity and member-backed decision making.
10 guests from the Philippines visited The Netherlands for a ‘Philippine-Dutch Agricultural Cooperative Learning Exchange’. They are representatives from 4 cooperative organisations we support in the Philippines: 2 in cassava, 1 in organic fertilizer and 1 in pineapple (juice and fiber).Read more
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