Lisa Sijthoff, an intern who has a bachelor in Commercial Economics, went for Agriterra to Nepal. One of her assignments was to make a video of the dairy value chain process of Kamadhenu Dairy Development Cooperative (KDDC).Read more
What is the connection between Yvon Jaspers, the well-known presenter of ‘Boer zoekt vrouw’ and Agriterra? And why was she in Rwanda in February last year? This has to do with the Nuffield Farming Scholarship, a scholarship for agricultural high-potentials, which she received in 2018.Read more
Until recently in Rwanda, rice farmers in Rwanda were forced to pay high and unequal taxes for land use. The tax rate was determined by the district councils and varied per district. UCORIBU, a union of rice cooperatives and a client of Agriterra, was concerned about this inconsistent and sometimes astronomical tax in the three districts where the union operates.Read more
The Assosa Union in Ethiopia sells only 3-5% of its members’ mangos, mainly due to a shortage of capital and adequately trained personnel, but also major problems with storage and transport as well as poorly organised marketing. Agriterra was asked to analyse the value chain.Read more
Agriterra’s goal is to turn cooperatives into fully-fledged professional businesses. These professional cooperatives and farmers’ organisations are crucial for sustainable economic development and job opportunities in the countryside. They are the catalyst for progress and contribute to a stable and prosperous agricultural sector and the economy as a whole. We work with around 300 cooperatives in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Below are a few examples of cooperatives of which we are proud.Read more
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