Regional Project for Promoting Cooperative Self-help Organisations in Asia

Start Year:
2012
End Year:
2017
Country:
Myanmar
Budget (€):
346,800
Sector:
Services, Crafts, Industry
Agriculture and Fishery
Banking, Credit, Insurance
Type of Activity:
Consulting (i.e. advocacy, organizational, ICT, etc.)
Technology and Knowledge Exchange
Institutional Building (i.e. advocacy, etc.)
Network Building and Strengthening
Legal Framework and Policy Reform
Other
CEDP Organisation: Partners:
Welthungerhilfe

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)

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