Improved competitiveness in the dairy sector – Paraguay
In Paraguay, dairy production cooperatives are the main businesses engaged in the production, processing and sales of industrial dairy products. To support these organizations, SOCODEVI in 2005 began an initiative aimed mainly at improving the competitiveness of cooperative enterprises involved in the production, processing and marketing of milk.
Our work with dairy cooperatives in Paraguay consisted of introducing new production methods, controlling quality and management based on the successes of Canadian cooperatives and transferring our knowledge of distribution strategies and commercialization of high quality dairy products.
This process of the transfer of technology and expertise was strongly supported for delegations from Paraguay. Eight cooperatives, affiliated with FECOPROD, a federation of producer cooperatives were assisted under the projectby AGROPUR, the largest dairy cooperative in Canada and a SOCODEVI member, offering consulting expertise to Paraguay and also organizing trips to Canada for delegations from Paraguay. Eight cooperatives, affiliated with FECOPROD, a federation of producer cooperatives were assisted under the project.