Kanyam Tea Cooperative, a successful small tea cooperative in Nepal Kanyam, was established 8 years ago, and has currently 135 members. It is one of the strongest member cooperatives of Central Tea Cooperatives Federation (CTCF) in East Nepal. Since two years they have their own tea processing unit, producing black orthodox tea. The small factory was financed by the cooperative (73%) and they took a soft loan (27%) from the cooperative bank. In 2015 they sold the whole production, 45.000 kg, to an Indian wholesaler. They are satisfied and want to expand the capacity of the processing plant, as they use it for 100%, and they can only process 50% of the produced green leaves. What cannot be processed is sold to nearby factories.Read more
From 25-28 January 2016 the 1st Agriterra Master Trainer Summit on lobby and advocacy took place in Hotel Haarhuis in Arnhem. Twelve Master trainersâ€‹ from Africa and Asia gathered to discuss the Agriterra Farmers Advocacy Consultation Tool (FACT) and share the experiences with the use of the approach in Farmers Organisations in the 3-year pilot period.Read more
In 2014 kreeg Agriterra een donatie van de nabestaanden van de helaas te vroeg overleden Jan Hesselmans, melkveehouder en lid van FrieslandCampina. Zijn familie vond het een goed plan om het geld van de collecte tijdens zijn begrafenis te besteden aan de vervallen "koloniestal" van coöperatie Bayongbong in Garut (West-Java).Read more
Hopetown, South Africa. A tiny village, close to the Orange River. Close to the Kalahari desert. Watch it on Google-maps and you will see a township, surrounded by a dry moon-landscape with green center pivot circles along the river. The first diamond, the Eureka Diamond, was found at Hopetown. So this is going to be a story of hope.Read more
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