Agriterra has always highlighted the importance of youth participation in cooperatives and farmer organisations. We strive that at least 50% of our cooperative clients will have active youth councils or similar bodies in place and that at least 10% of board members of cooperatives will be 35% or younger.Read more
A crop residue treatment training for farmers in Ethiopia has yielded fantastic results. Feeding cows a treated crop residue with effective microorganisms (EM) and molasses, a viscous substance resulting from refining sugarcane or sugar beets into sugar, increased the milk production on average by 1,8 lit per cow per day.Read more
The Seed Potato Fund (SPF) has a vision to become the leader in the seed potato value chain in Rwanda. A key issue for its almost 3.500 members is seed quality. Although Irish potato is a staple crop in Rwanda, it faces challenges related to unreliable linkages between value chain actors and seed leakages, mostly at the level of the early seed multiplication process.
That´s why, in July 2019, SPF travelled to the Netherlands to learn firsthand advanced techniques and technologies for seed potato production, handling and storing from Dutch cooperatives and farmers (Agrico, Delhpy, HZPC, LTO, Nedato, Tolsma). While in November SPF received the advice of the Dutch Agripooler Matthijs Gebbink (LTO) to improve the provision of extension services to farmer members.
Marije Klever is 35 years old and portfolio holder for dairy farming at the NAJK (Dutch Association for Young Farmers). Five years ago, she took over her parents’ dairy farm in De Meern. Evert Jan Wijers (66 years old) is a dairy farmer in Voorst. He runs his business together with his wife and two sons, who he will hand it over to in the near future. In March, Klever and Wijers visited Uganda on behalf of Agriterra to share information on how farm succession work in the Netherlands.Read more
"Idol ko ang SIDC!" (SIDC is my idol!)
"If SIDC can do it, maybe we can also dream that someday we can do it too."
"Napakaganda ng Lakbay Aral na ito. Ibang iba sa mga study tours na nasalihan ko." (This study tour is very beautiful. It is very different from the other study tours I have joined.)
These were some of the enthusiastic reactions of the participants during the closing ceremony of the exchange visit organized by Sorosoro Ibaba Development Cooperative (SIDC) in Batangas last May 16-19, 2022.Read more
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