Legal Framework and Policy Reform

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

Legacoop

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

57 500.00

Start Year

2016

End Year

2017

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Review of the cooperative sector in Cyprus and development of appropriate recommendations for its relaunching.

Summary

Review of the cooperative sector in Cyprus and development of appropriate recommendations for its relaunching. Funded by the European Commission - Structural Reform Support Service. Tasks:

a) Evaluate the existing cooperative sector in Cyprus, identify and make recommendations on organisational restructuring and modernising of the operations of cooperatives on the basis of opportunities that exist in the existing and new business sectors.

b) Review the existing cooperative legal framework in Cyprus for simplifying, codifying and modernising it (objectives, cooperation, financial structure, supervision/audit, development and governance of non-credit cooperative societies). Provide recommendations for improvements, aiming to encourage and facilitate the establishment of a more effective and sustainable cooperative sector in Cyprus.

c) According to the findings and recommendations, draft amendments to the Cooperative Laws and Rules.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

We Effect

Lead Organisation(s)

We Effect

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

42 088.00

Start Year

2018

End Year

2022

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Achieve legislative reforms that will strengthen government policies, structures, programmes and increase budgetary allocations for these policy issues.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

We Effect

Lead Organisation(s)

We Effect

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

53 379.00

Start Year

2018

End Year

2022

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Strengthen the organisational model of cooperative and community self-management with families of scarce economic resources in urban and rural areas, through advocacy actions to resolve the problems of land, financing, housing and legal frameworks for cooperatives.

Summary

 The project is to consolidate a self-managed social housing model among organised groups of poor women and men. The project supports training of cooperative members and other social organisations to address housing problems and to strengthen public policy and the consolidation of a social movement for Housing, Legislation and Policies in benefit of social housing.  The expected results are: 1) To promote and encourage the model of self-management housing cooperatives, mutual help and collective ownership in rural areas. 2) To improve community conditions in cooperative housing and habitat models. 3) To submit proposals for resolving the problems of land, finance, housing and legal frameworks for cooperatives. At the end of the project is expected to have created 8 new housing cooperatives for self-management and cooperative property and have presented and negotiated at least 4 demands to public instances.

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

We Effect

Lead Organisation(s)

We Effect

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

41 061.00

Start Year

2018

End Year

2022

Country

Sector

Project Objectives

To support strengthening of ICA institutional capacity through the core suppport intiative to contribute to the implementation of organization strategic plan. A well functioning organization able to deliver on its mandate within Africa regionTo support strengthening of ICA institutional capacity through the core suppport intiative to contribute to the implementation of organization strategic plan. A well functioning organization able to deliver on its mandate within Africa region

Summary

Promote the Co-operative Movement Development, protect Co-operative values and principles, facilitate the development of economic and other mutually beneficial relations between its member organizations thorugh Lobby and Advocacy.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

Euro Coop

Lead Organisation(s)

Coop Denmark

Partners

Budget range (€)

N/A

Start Year

2013

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Increase competitiveness of beef; increase the livelihoods of small marginalised cattle farmers.

Summary

More info: http://savannah.coop.dk/

This project aims to: Increase productivity and beef quality through better cattle, feed and water management; Improve the health status in production; Develop a ‘commercial mindset’ among small cattle farmers; Implement sustainable practices preventing desertification, improve soil and optimize grazing; Increase the number of small farmers in the value chain.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

Euro Coop

Lead Organisation(s)

The Co-operative Group

Partners

Budget range (€)

N/A

Start Year

2011

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

To build a better future for Kenyan tea farmers.

Summary

Latest info here: https://www.thenews.coop/120986/sector/retail/co-op-group-backs-kenyan-f...

 

Small-scale tea farmers face numerous challenges. The global price of tea is highly unstable and with only a small farm, individual growers often have no bargaining power to negotiate decent terms of trade. In a Department for International Development-supported project, 11,000 smallholder tea producers in Kenya are working together to address these challenges and build a better future for Kenyan tea farmers. Each partner brings a unique contribution in this cooperative-to-cooperative venture. The first stage of the project was to support the farmers as they form into five producer cooperatives. The farmers named the project “Kibagenge” or “coming together as one” in their local language. The producer cooperatives have since been formed and they are benefitting from economies of scale and being able to negotiate better terms when dealing with exporters. By forming into cooperatives, the producers buy their members’ tea to sell to Finlays and other markets, taking their business fully into their own hands. After forming into producer cooperatives, the next stage was for the cooperatives was to achieve Fairtrade certification in order to guarantee a minimum price for their tea and make them eligible to supply into The Co-operative Group’s ‘99’ Fairtrade tea blend. Fintea Growers Co-operative Union, which brings together these five producer cooperatives, achieved Fairtrade certification in 2012, and since then have supplied the ’99’ tea blend. At least 10% of ‘99’ tea is from Fintea. Receiving the Fairtrade premium means that the cooperative can invest in the community. In addition, the "Beyond Fairtrade" project has helped increase incomes by approximately 30%. At the start of the project, many of the farmers involved in the project were over-dependent on tea. An important aspect of the initiative has been to support them to diversify into other crops. 200 farmers have been able to diversify into crops like mange tout, green beans and garden peas. The Co-operative Group hope to bring these into their supply chain in the future. 

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

Euro Coop

Lead Organisation(s)

Coop Norge SA

Partners

Budget range (€)

N/A

Start Year

1984

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

To support farmers who organise themselves and to defend their interests

Summary

Mozambique is one of the world's poorest countries. Twenty years of peace has brought development and economic growth to the country, but Mozambique is still characterized by great poverty. 52 per cent of households live below the poverty line. Over 70% of the population live in rural areas and live from agriculture. These often lack access to cash, credit, agricultural inputs and markets, as well as satisfactory social services.

Mozambique has a large agricultural potential and rich soil with a lot of minerals. According to Mozambique's Land Act of 1997, land is owned by the state. The Land Act emphasizes that men and women have equal rights in access and use of land. But there is a gap between the national act and its implementation. Local communities often have little knowledge of the law and do not know about their rights. Most rural people are illiterate and are easily exchanged for land theft from actors who want to invest in tourism, or exploit natural resources such as land, water, minerals and forests.

Our projects:

Norwegian People's Aid started the program in Mozambique in 1984 with humanitarian support for Mozambican refugees in Zimbabwe, and the population in the drought-affected areas of the Tete province. The program assisted with settlement, rehabilitation and development such as skills training, construction of schools, district development and mine clearance.

Today, Norwegian People's Aid supports the farmers who organize and defend their interests. Farmers require access to land and resources to get and to keep their livelihoods. Enlightenment and information work is important. The same is education in agricultural techniques to ensure increased productivity. The struggle for land, livelihood and justice is important for achieving long-term changes.

These we work with:

Coop supports organizations operating in the central and northern parts of the country:

União Provincial de Camponeses de Tete (UPDC) Province of Tete's department of the National Farmers' Organization. Promotes small farmers' interests. Provides technical support and organizational training to the members.
União das Cooperativas e Associacões Agríkcolas de Lichinga (UCA) Defends the rights of its members who operate family use, most women, and comprise 142 associations in six districts.
União Privincial de Camponeses de Cabo delegado (UPCD) Jobs to strengthen the peasantry movement In the Cabo Delegado province, combat poverty and improve living conditions in rural areas.
Associacão Rural de Ajuda Mutua (ORAM) Supports and defends the sustainable use of land and natural resources.

Assistance and humanitarian work

Norwegian People's Aid
Pant Donation
Mozambique
vietnam
Cambodia
Bolivia
Bosnia-Herzegovina

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