Legal Framework and Policy Reform

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

DGRV

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

833 000.00

Start Year

2012

End Year

2020

Country

Sector

Project Objectives

In Myanmar DGRV strengthens cooperative structures in agricultural areas. The overall objective is 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.

The Regional Project for Promoting Cooperative Self-help Organizations in Asia ​consists of project activities in 7 countries: Cambodia (DGRV country office), Myanmar (DGRV country office), Laos (DGRV country office), Vietnam (DGRV country office), Thailand, Philippines and India (partnering with APMAS).

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

Legacoop

Lead Organisation(s)

UNIDO/ONUDI

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

1 000 000.00

Start Year

2015

End Year

2016

Country

Region

Sector

Summary

The project aims to improve the hygienic standards of the products of small-scale fisheries in four target countries of West Africa, harmonizing their standards to those of the European Union. This will be done through capacity building activities and the reorganization of the sector, to overcome the SPS barriers that limit the possibility of the artisanal fishermen to benefit from the international integration of markets. Lega Pesca is involved in the realization of services of Technical Assistance for the training of artisanal fishermen and the competent authorities of the four countries on Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary treatment of the fish products, in view of European standards. The project includes a specific focus on strengthening the cooperative organization in the fishery sector, especially for marketing the products.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

We Effect

Lead Organisation(s)

We Effect

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

282 413.00

Start Year

2014

End Year

2016

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Progress results will be repoted by the end of this year.

Summary

The Programme is a new overall Programme of FONPA's for the period 2014-2016. The overarching goal is to contribute to the improved livelihood of the smallholder's cotton farmers and the development of the cotton sector. The Programme objective is to empower FONPA to protect the rights and advance the interest of smallholder's cotton farmers to improve their livelihoods. Expected outcome results are,a) Strengthened capacity of FONPA to effectively represent its members and provide member services, b) Improved production, productivity and access to markets, and c) Increased influence on agricultural policy formulation by FONPA. The target group is 7 Provincial Associations, 304 local associations with a total of 11 695 members. Indirectly the target group comprises of approxemately 300 000 cotton producers in Mozambique.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

Euro Coop

Lead Organisation(s)

Coop Italia

Partners

Budget range (€)

N/A

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Sustainable rural development

Summary

The "TerraEqua" project began in 2007 thanks to the collaboration between the Region of Tuscany, Movimento Shalom and Coop Italy. 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of TerraEqua. Its purpose is to enhance agricultural excellence of "disadvantaged" areas of the world, ensuring decent working conditions and access to the Italian market.

Burkina Faso

Part of the project consists of an agreement between Coop Italia and the Scoo.Bam co-operative. Coop Italia buys green beans directly from the cooperative. Green beans are being grown on 25 hectares of land. 125 families are involved and 800 farmers work as part of this. About 90 tonnes of green beans were imported in 2015/2016, and 100 tonnes are planned for 2016/2017.

After ten years of experience with the project, Burkinabe agricultural cooperatives have been strengthened and are now better able to plan and to respect the times and quantities of deliveries. The TerraEqua project, even with huge logistics and management difficulties, has ensured full wages for farmers who, thanks to this income, have access to health care and education for their children.

Palestine

Coop Italia has a special arrangement with the Jericho area in Palestine. For every kilogram of Medjoul dates that are sold, Coop Italia donates €1 to the John Paul II Foundation which is committed to the construction of the first pediatric surgery clinic in Bethlehem. Since 2012, the year when sales began, more than €100,000 has been donated to the John Paul II Foundation.The surgery has not yet been built, but the final stage of the design process involving the planning of the interior environments of the operating theatres is underway, and permits are being requested (December 2016). Tendering has already happened, and the building will be constructed by local companies.The complex will be built next to another hospital in Bethlehem in order to optimize the general services. The work is financed by private individuals, corporations and associations, as well as by the Tuscany Region and the Italian Episcopal Conference.

Senegal

The sale of melon products from Senegal in Coop Italia supermarkets under the TerraEqua brand has contributed to the construction of a new health unit in the village of Tassette, not far from the capital Dakar. The unit was built by a local builder with local workers.Having a plantation of melons near the village has helped to develop the economy of the area, and more than two hundred families live off of the cultivation of melons. They have stable, secure and well-paid jobs.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

DGRV

Lead Organisation(s)

DGRV

Partners

GIZ

Budget range (€)

Start Year

1997

End Year

2018

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Strengthening cooperative structures in agriculture, services and finance and thereby enable the participation of economically disadvantaged groups in the economic process

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 are among others: - Work with pilot cooperatives - Training schemes on the topics: function of cooperative federations, cooperative audit, relevance of savings and credit cooperatives - Consultancy to cooperatives, federations, for the set-up of business an investment plans and at local level for the set-up of a system of cooperative credit banks, audit, training - Support of legal and regulatory framework.

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

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

DGRV

Lead Organisation(s)

DGRV

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

1 566 000.00

Start Year

1999

End Year

2020

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Strengthening cooperative structures in agriculture, services and finance and thereby enable the participation of economically disadvantaged groups in the economic process

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.

The Regional Project for Promoting Cooperative Self-help Organizations in Asia ​consists of project activities in 7 countries: Cambodia (DGRV country office), Myanmar (DGRV country office), Laos (DGRV country office), Vietnam (DGRV country office), Thailand, Philippines and India (partnering with APMAS).

Fields of activity in Vietnam are: - consultancy, advice and advocacy by DGRV cooperative experts in cooperation with VCA and PCAs - regional and national forums and workshops (institutional capacity building and exchange of experience) - cooperative seminars, workshops and trainings (e.g. cooperative principles, business strategy, organization, management, economic and financial performance, marketing, banking, microfinance, agricultural production, trade, cooperative auditing systems...) - individual consultancy, partnerships and various forms of cooperation. From the country office in Vietnam DGRV also coordinates project activities in Thailand and on the Philippines.

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

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

DGRV

Lead Organisation(s)

DGRV

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

1 345 000.00

Start Year

2003

End Year

2020

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

 Strengthening cooperatively organized self-help-initiatives especially in agricultural areas. By promoting a more effective market-orientation, efficient organizational structures and an adequate administrative framework, the project is striving to ensure that cooperatives contribute to a sustainable economic and social development in Laos.

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.

The Regional Project for Promoting Cooperative Self-help Organizations in Asia ​consists of project activities in 7 countries: Cambodia (DGRV country office), Myanmar (DGRV country office), Laos (DGRV country office), Vietnam (DGRV country office), Thailand, Philippines and India (partnering with APMAS).

Fields of activity in Lao P.D.R. are: - Support of the reform of the cooperatives in agricultural sector; - Work with pilot cooperatives - Training schemes on the topics: role of cooperatives in market economies, function of cooperative federations, transformation of cooperative, cooperative audit, relevance of savings and credit cooperatives - Consultancy to agricultural cooperatives, federations, for the set-up of business an investment plans and at local level for the set-up of a system of cooperative credit banks, audit, training - Promotion of agricultural commodity cooperatives - Support of legal and regulatory framework (Cooperative Decree).

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

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

DGRV

Lead Organisation(s)

DGRV

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

1 237 000.00

Start Year

2003

End Year

2020

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Strengthening cooperative structures especially in agricultural areas in order to generate growth impulses for the rural population in general and for small businesses and farming enterprises in particular.

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.

The Regional Project for Promoting Cooperative Self-help Organizations in Asia ​consists of project activities in 7 countries: Cambodia (DGRV country office), Myanmar (DGRV country office), Laos (DGRV country office), Vietnam (DGRV country office), Thailand, Philippines and India (partnering with APMAS).

Fields of activity in Cambodia are: - Support of the reform of the cooperatives in agricultural sector; - Work with pilot cooperatives - Training schemes on the topics: role of cooperatives in market economies, function of cooperative federations, transformation of cooperative, cooperative audit, relevance of savings and credit cooperatives - Consultancy to agricultural cooperatives, federations, for the set-up of business an investment plans and at local level for the set-up of a system of cooperative credit banks, audit, training - Support of legal and regulatory framework (Cooperative Law and Sub Decrees).

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

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

We Effect

Lead Organisation(s)

We Effect

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

168 359.00

Start Year

2012

End Year

2016

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Consolidate the organizational work of women in the organizations

Summary

The project aims to contribute to the recognition of women economic, social and political awareness and increase its capabilities around policy development and advocacy for the recognition of rights of women in wage labour, unwaged domestic work and paid domestic work.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

We Effect

Lead Organisation(s)

We Effect

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

665 782.00

Start Year

2012

End Year

2016

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Strengthening the capacity of the impoverished population as an actor of social change, empowered and committed to improving habitat and the transformation of their lives.

Summary

Contribute to strengthening the mutual help housing cooperative model nationally and regionally, to vindicate the public's right of access to decent housing. To promote a replicable model of action for the recovery of the housing function Historical Center, through an alliance of actors, processes, citizenship training, access to land management and implementation of habitat improvement projects.

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