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The Story of a Co-op that Satisfies its Members

The Story of a Co-op that Satisfies its Members

29 June 2021

This data supports the argument that the cooperative approach reduces rural poverty by creating a social net and enabling families to earn better incomes as a result of improved productivity. 

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Colombia: Sowing hope, growing peace

Colombia: Sowing hope, growing peace

29 June 2021

“I want to make our plantation a profitable and model family business, in order to show the benefits of working legally to the community and to motivate young people. I think there’s something truly magical about cocoa. That’s why I say cocoa is peace, it is life.”

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Tree of Intercooperation: Solidarity for a Greener Future!

Tree of Intercooperation: Solidarity for a Greener Future!

15 April 2021

The program was initially designed to uphold SOCODEVI’s environmental responsibility commitments and those of its member institutions (cooperatives and mutual organizations in Quebec). Since the project was launched in 2009, no fewer than 5,593.6 tons of CO2-eq have been offset by the planting of 207,756

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Africa: New project for women’s rights!

Africa: New project for women’s rights!

15 April 2021

On March 8, International Women’s Day, the Government of Canada announced the allocation of $42.3 million for a project led by the Centre for International Cooperation in Health and Development (CCISD), together with SOCODEVI and Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC), three Quebec City-based organizations. The

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A carbon-neutral SOCODEVI!

A carbon-neutral SOCODEVI!

15 April 2021

SOCODEVI is officially carbon-neutral, becoming the first international cooperation organization to be certified by the engineering consulting firm LCL Environnement. SOCODEVI will also continue to offset its carbon emissions through its own program, the Tree of Intercooperation, which is now an option in the offsetting guide

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A High-level visit in Vietnam

A High-level visit in Vietnam

29 January 2021

Tasting sessions. Strolls in orchards. Meetings with producers. Senior Vietnamese leaders and Canadian representatives had an unforgettable experience when they visited the Thanh Binh Dragon Fruit Cooperative and the Evergreen Ninh Thuan Grape Cooperative this past November. “I am so impressed with the way in

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Chocolate-Themed Distinctions

Chocolate-Themed Distinctions

29 January 2021

The FAHO cooperative has been hailed as the “best cocoa cooperative in Abengourou” by the Ivory Coast’s Coffee-Cocoa Board! This regional distinction recognizes the cooperative’s contribution to the development of the cocoa sector and its efforts to improve the living conditions of its member families.

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A Major Women’s Cooperative Is Born

A Major Women’s Cooperative Is Born

29 January 2021

It isn’t every day that the world witnesses the birth of a cooperative made up of more than 1,400 women. It is even rarer in Africa. The co-op is located in northeast Ghana: the rice parboilers co-op of Bolgatanga, Bawku and Navrongo (BBN Cooperative), supported

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A new mandate for SOCODEVI in Ukraine!

A new mandate for SOCODEVI in Ukraine!

19 January 2021

SOCODEVI and our local partner Dnipropetrovsk Agricultural Advisory Service are looking at a new project, a new region, and a new context in Ukraine. The Entrepreneurship Development for the Conflict-Affected Rural Population in Eastern Ukraine (WeProsper) project will support women and the most vulnerable and

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Aiding small-scale farmers builds climate resilience

Aiding small-scale farmers builds climate resilience

3 December 2020

The Sahel, a semi-arid swath that spans the continent of Africa, is a climate change hotspot. This region is already experiencing increasingly irregular rainfall, droughts and crop failure. In coming decades, temperatures in Africa are predicted to rise faster than the global average, causing droughts,

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