Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division (AGS) partner to My.COOP initiative
My.COOP is the result of a collaborative effort involving a wide range of partners such as cooperative development agencies, cooperative colleges and universities, cooperative and producer organizations, knowledge institutes and agencies of the United Nations. Initiated by the ILO Cooperative Facility for Africa and the ILO’s Cooperative Branch, the partnership involves: Agriterra, FAO, the International Training Centre of ILO, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and the Wageningen University and Research Centre, among others.
As official partner of MY.COOP, AGS, together with the Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division (ESW), will promote and use this training package in FAO field programmes and provide technical support to the replication, translation and diffusion of the package.
My.COOP is a training package and programme on the management of agricultural cooperatives. Proper management enables cooperatives to offer high quality, efficient and effective services to their members. Moreover, well managed agricultural cooperatives can also contribute to wider development issues such as food security,s ustainable use of natural resources and inclusive employment creation.