Quang Tho II Agricultural Cooperative (QTCO) in Vietnam is a multi-sectors services/business cooperative. The main production and business activities of the cooperative include the provision of services for agricultural production for 4 villages:
i) Irrigation service;
ii) Land preparation services;
iii) Plant protection services;
iv) Production management and execution services;
v) Intra-field toll collection service;
The services of QTCO are similar to other traditional agricultural cooperatives in Vietnam.Read more
By Edna Mekonnen, business advisor Ethiopia
At the beginning of 2021, Agriterra began collaborating with the Felagot Dairy Cooperative in Ethiopia as a part of the SNV BRIDGE initiative.
The cooperative had no office when we went for a scoping assignment, so we conducted it in the Kebele administration office. Agriterra discovered that the board members and hired personnel were highly committed to changing the cooperative's image, so we decided to proceed with the assessment by considering the cooperative's bright future. The cooperative has 206 members and gathers 2100 liters of milk per day during the assessment period.
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
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