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

Michael Riggs FAO, Italy

Dear all,

Farmer organizations work better with information and communication technology (ICT). This is not only a catch phrase, but the title of an in depth module about the role of information and communication tools and processes that can support cooperatives in developing countries.

Coordinated by the World Bank, this resource brings together good practices, relevant impact, and means to address challenges. It is available online at

In November of this year, the World Bank will be hosting an online discussion about recent advances in the use of ICT to support cooperatives, and persistent challenges in the field. The discussion will take place on the e-Agriculture community platform (, with more details available as the time approaches.