From 26 to 31 March 2023, Agriterra organised an exchange visit in the Netherlands to share experiences and lessons learned from successful Dutch cooperatives for 10 participants from 7 organisations who are acting as Agricultural Cooperative Development Champions under the USAID GROW Coop project in the Philippines.Read more
TUCOCPRCOS is a sugar cane primary cooperative located in Madizini village, in the Mvomera district, in Tanzania. The first idea to set up their youth council was planted during Agriterra's ‘Jobs Jobs Jobs project’ carried out in 2020, in which Agriterra subsidised the recruitment and employment of young talent to work for the cooperative.
Through the involvement of a young manager and accountant hired under Jobs Jobs Jobs, TUCOCPRCOS realised the importance of involving youth into cooperative activities, which stimulated the organisation to start several youth supporting initiatives.
Written by Ibrahimu Mwankanye, Cooperative Advisor in Tanzania
MUFINDI Tea Cooperative Joint Enterprise LTD (MUTCOJE LTD) is a cooperative association that came into being during a joint project of cooperatives, involved in tea cultivation in MUFINDI District in Tanzania. In 2022, MUTCOJE LTD was formed and officially registered with 16 tea primary cooperatives. Their main crop is green tea leaf which is sold to tea processing factories. Currently, MUTCOJE LTD serves about 1807 individual members and active clients.
Blog by Jacco Sanderse, intern Agriterra
In the coming five months I will explore Rwanda while fulfilling my internship at Agriterra. I will focus on analyzing policy, its actors, institutions and strategies. Furthermore, I aim to evaluate policies and their social impact. At the end of the five months, I hope to have completed my master's: Sociology: Contemporary Social Problems. During this time I would like to keep everybody interested posted with this blog sharing some Rwanda with you.
We are excited to share the launch of our new programme ACTING NOW together with our partner Solidaridad. With this three-year programme financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we strive to contribute to improved food security and a more resilient food system in nine African countries.Read more
From 29 January till 4 February Agriterra welcomed a delegation of the Ethiopian Cooperative Commission (ECC), the Dire Dawa administration (a government office) and the Dire Multipurpose Farmers’ Cooperative Societies Union to the Netherlands for a study tour. The ECC is the governmental organisation aimed to enable cooperatives of rural and urban society in different types and levels based on their will and resources: build capacity and increase market shares to solve their economic and social problems governed under rules and regulations for the assured members' benefit.Read more
Written by Guido Guerra, Team Lead Planning Monitoring Evaluation and Learning department
Since 2018, Agriterra in Indonesia has been working with the Ministry of Cooperatives and Small-Medium Enterprise (MoCSME) to strengthen farmer cooperatives in the country. The Ministry has the goal to increase fishermen income by an average of 10% through 350 farmers’ organisations until 2024.Read more
By Olika Urgessa, cooperative advisor Ethiopia
Chercher Oda Bultum Farmers’ cooperative union (COBFCU) in Ethiopia is one of the fast-growing cooperative unions. Currently, the cooperative union consists of 144 primary cooperatives with a total of 43,576 individual farmers.
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