Re: Enabling rural cooperatives and producer organizations to thrive as sustainable business enterprises

Dr. Lisa Kitinoja The Postharvest Education Foundation, Estados Unidos de América

Dear FSN Forum members,

following my earlier post regarding the AERI EL SHAMS project in Egypt "Agricultural Exports and Rural Incomes - Enhanced Livelihoods from Smallholder Horticultural Activities Managed Sustainably", I found a few key documents in my files from our literature review that will provide more details.
The Chief of Party was Tom Herlehey -- he prepared a summary "Lessons Learned" (linked) presentation that did a good job of covering the basics.
Burt Swanson wrote an article (linked) about the project from the extension education angle for a conference held in 2004.