Liliana Vélez Quintero is a manager of Cooperativa San Bartolo in Antioquia, Colombia. She got inspired to work in the cooperative as she likes to work with small producers. At the same time, she was as well a Technical Assistant. “I joined the cooperative 10 years ago,” said Liliana. “Then I was elected as manager. Two years later I also became a partner.”Read more
The 15th of October is ‘International Day of Rural Women’. In order to bring awareness of the importance of women in the agricultural sector, Agriterra will publish for the coming 2 weeks every day one story of an inspirational woman. Through the posting we want to show women’s role in building and strengthening of cooperatives, to encourage and support women who are already active in cooperatives, and to empower other women to also engage with cooperatives! The stories are collected from the women that work in the cooperatives and unions that are clients of Agriterra.
Curious about the stories of our strong women working in the cooperatives? How they got involved with the cooperatives? What challenges they face and what dreams they have?
Then follow this site for the most inspirational stories, starting from today!
This year National Geographic published a powerful account of that impressive track record of Dutch agriculture. It makes that farmers worldwide look at the Netherlands as their source of inspiration. Agriterra is embedded in that success story and links the Dutch track record in agricultural technology development and organisation of the sector, to progress in many countries.Read more
Today we share the story of Ruth Namaganda with you. A young woman who is ambitious and dedicated to achieve her goals. Last week she joined as well the Youth Leadership Academy in the Netherlands, where she shared her ambitions and made others enthusiast with her stories. Read her whole story below!Read more
Starting September 2017, Saluyu Dairy Cooperative in West Java, Indonesia, will host two Dutch interns from HAS Den Bosch. Interested in what they will be doing at Saluyu Dairy Cooperative and how they experience their time abroad? Read the article and find out!Read more
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