Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

DGRV

Partners

Budget (€)

346 800.00

Start Year

2012

End Year

2017

Country

Sector

Project Objectives

Strengthening cooperative structures in agricultural areas in order to generate growth impulses especially for the rural population, thereby contributing to improvements in food security and livelihood.

Summary

DGRV follows a multi-level approach: The individual cooperative – i.e. at the micro-level – needs a consistent business orientation, adequate internal organization and well-trained managers and staff. In addition, the cooperative must be part of an integrated subsidiarity-based network at the meso-level in order for it to benefit from services provided by specialized central enterprises and associations, such as for training and auditing. At the macro-level, the government must create an adequate legal and regulatory framework for cooperative activities.

Fields of activity in Myanmar are: Support to farmers to develop their self-help initiatives into well-functioning market-oriented cooperative structures, be it in the field of agricultural production, be it in the field of saving and credit activities; training and consultancy on topics like: role of cooperatives in market economies, set up and functioning of cooperative federations, role and establishment of cooperative audit, development of business plans and value chain assessment; awareness raising among decision makers and representatives of relevant government entities for the necessity to further develop and strengthen the cooperative sector.

The project is financed by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

DGRV

Partners

Budget (€)

1 190 000.00

Start Year

2014

End Year

2017

Country

Region

Sector

Summary

The joint goal of DGRV and CAK is to optimize the management of selected agricultural cooperatives in a way that allows them to provide growth-stipulating services to their small-holder members. CAK as the umbrella organization in cooperation with other cooperative organizations will offer more demand-oriented services. The focus will be on dairy cooperatives.The project offers trainings in particular on cooperative organization and management topics. The cooperatives in their function as companies will be more efficient and productive, and provide competitive services to their members. The aim is to improve the productivity, efficiency, and sustainability of Kenya’s agricultural sector in the long run.Important fields of action are:

-    Sector analyses, identification of pilot cooperatives and  their needs in the field of dairy business
-    Development and implementation of a strategy for needbased services and structured human resource development of CAK
-    Qualification of professionals and leaders, in particular for governance, management, and control systems including training of trainers
-    Development of recommendations helping to improve the Kenyan system of agricultural cooperatives in the field good governance, management, internal control systems, finance and auditing
-    Exchange of experience for the dissemination of lessons learnt from the pilot cooperatives as well as strengthening of national and international networks in the cooperative sector

The project is implemented on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Partners in Kenya are the Ministry for Industrialization and Enterprise Development, which is responsible for the cooperative sector, the national umbrella organization CAK (Co-operative Alliance of Kenya Ltd.), as well as cooperative education institutes and national cooperative divisional association
 

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

Coopermondo - Confcooperative

Lead Organisation(s)

Coopermondo
6 italian Cooperative Banks (BCC del Garda, Banca CRAS, BCC del Veneziano, CR Treviglio, BCC di Roma, EmilBanca)
Federcasse - National Federation of Cooperative Banks

Partners

Budget (€)

1 800 000.00

Start Year

2012

End Year

2016

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Fostering Togo's food safety and sovereignty through an exchange of experiences and competences between italian cooperatives and Togo's rural organisations

Summary

For the first three years a series of operations will be made in the financial, cultural and agricultural sectors, along with supporting the develop of cooperativism in rural areas (especially regarding some of Togo's most important productions like cereals, fruits and fishing) and of the national farmer confederation. Short, medium and long term cut rated funds will be made in favour of two of Togo's microfinance institutions in order to help farmers to access credit and to promote investments in the agricultural sector. Experiences exchanges between italian and togolese cooperatives sectors will be facilitated and a sensibilization of public opinion on agricultural and food problems will be made. Some goals have been accomplished: one of these is an analysis of Togo's microfinancial system and the creation of partnership links between local farmers and at the international level. More or less 24 projects made by associations or cooperatives of farmers have been funded with 245654 euros: most of them are about agricultural products and poultry production. Tutoring Imf's partners on credit and organisational set up is another action that has taken place, along with the creation of a solid network between microfinancial operators, farmers associations and other important actors in the rural sector. For more info, click here

 

 

 

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