In Rwanda, the coffee sector shows a growing gap between ageing coffee farmers and the up-and-coming generation. There is a need to attract youths to join the coffee business, and more particularly the production. To tackle this challenge Agriterra is partnering with primary coffee processors, to attract young people to get involved along the entire value chain of coffee. Read below the success story of Abakundakawa cooperative.Read more
In 2020, Agriterra started implementing with Sebei Farmers SACCO in Uganda under the CRAFT project. Agriterra identifies cooperatives that present themselves as stand-alone business cases, offers a tailored set of capacity strengthening related modules to enable the implementation cooperatives to become more vibrant in their performance. One of the gaps identified with Sebei Farmers SACCO in 2020 was that women were not participating in the affairs of the cooperative. For example, of the 9 Board Members, there was no woman. In our discussion with the Board, they indicate that they did not find it necessary to have a woman as a member of the Board since, according to them, women didn’t have the qualifications necessary to be elected to the Board.Read more
ETHIOPIA - In 2019 Agriterra started to support sixteen primary cooperatives (PC), all members of Damot FCU (Farmer Cooperative Unions), a client of Agriterra. With the help of Agriterra, Kuch PC managed to more than double its output marketing within a year.Read more
On Wednesday 28 July at 13:30-14:20 the Cooperative Partnership, which joins Agriterra and the Dutch, Danish and Finnish farmer’s, foresters and cooperative organisations LTO, NAJK, DAFC and MTK, will host a digital side event at the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit in Rome. The session titled ‘Towards Global Partnerships for a Climate Smart and Efficient Food Future’ will focus on the need to mobilise more global climate finance for public-private partnerships to help cooperatives help their owners, the farmers, sequester carbon and mitigate agriculture emissions in developing countries.Read more
By 2030, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to end all forms of hunger and malnutrition. This highlights the increasing role of farmers and agricultural cooperatives to ensure food security and productivity. However, agricultural cooperatives face multiple challenges such as access to land, technology, and especially markets.Read more
Agriterra has appointed Gabriéla Versteeg as the new manager Agri-advice as of July 1, 2021. She will take over from Cees van Rij, who recently stepped back. Gabriela will form part of the management team, and is reporting directly to the CEO of Agriterra. She will lead a community of over 100 business advisors in 19 countries.Read more
Philippines, June 9, 2021—In the last two decades, Agriterra has become an international leader in providing business development and advisory services to agricultural cooperatives across Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Part of this service delivery process is performing a cooperative assessment (CA) to ensure that agricultural cooperative (agri coop) clients receive targeted and appropriate capacity building interventions that will enable them to achieve their desired changes.Read more
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