As APRODEA, NGO working in South Kivu/DR CONGO, we work with 32 72O smallholders gathered into 20 agricultural cooperative.
To enable them: we organize them into cooperatives around each crop
- we form training of trainers (TOT) on how to manage, to fertilize, in organic agriculture
- we give them seeds and other tools
- we give them fund as credit in order to produce more after they will reinburse crops or money.
We help them to access local, national and international markets. The problem is to get certification in order to export their products.
We would like to works with you in partnership with FAO in order to implement some projects.
Looking forward the responses. God bless you richly.
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Related links and resources:
FAO's website on cooperatives and producers organisations
World Food Day
Good practices in building innovative rural institutions to increase food security
Agricultural cooperatives: paving the way for food security and rural development (Brochure)
My.Coop - Managing your agricultural cooperatives
The Group Promoter's Resource Book
The Group Enterprise Resource Book
The Group Savings Resource Book
The Inter-Group Association Resource Book
New Strategies for Mobilizing Capital in Agricultural Cooperatives
Computerizing Agricultural Cooperatives: Practical Guidelines
Cooperatives: Has their Time Come or Gone?
Agricultural cooperative development - A manual for trainers
Capital Formation in Kenyan Farmer-owned Cooperatives: a case study
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