Agri-Food

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

“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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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

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

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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It’s a deal for the dragon fruit!

It’s a deal for the dragon fruit!

27 May 2020

The dragon fruits from Vietnam’s Thanh Binh cooperative are now in Canada! In spite of the pandemic and the resulting slowdown in global economic activity, a long-term supply contract has been signed between the cooperative and a Canadian buyer. The agreement was entered into following

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New mandate in Mozambique

New mandate in Mozambique

11 February 2020

SOCODEVI is widening its influence by launching a new five-year project to improve the living conditions of more than 15,000 people in Mozambique: women and their family members! The Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment Support Project (PAEF), funded entirely by Global Affairs Canada ($18 million CAD),

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In brief: 5 succes stories in Colombia

In brief: 5 succes stories in Colombia

17 December 2019

After six years of work amongst families, associations and agricultural cooperatives in Colombia, our PROCOMPITE project is coming to a close. With help from our field team, we have chosen five highlights from this vast rural support program. “It is not a simple task to

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HuarmeyCoop: the road to success in Peru, in six questions

HuarmeyCoop: the road to success in Peru, in six questions

30 April 2019

HuarmeyCoop is a cooperative located in the Huarmey-Culebras valley, a coastal area in the Ancash region of Peru. It’s an agricultural zone with a rich diversity of products grown in sandy soil.

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PROCED : Development Program for Inclusive and Sustainable Model Cooperatives

PROCED : Development Program for Inclusive and Sustainable Model Cooperatives

5 February 2019

SOCODEVI increases its presence in Africa with the launch of the Development Program for Inclusive and Sustainable Model Cooperatives (PROCED). To be deployed in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Senegal, the initiative will enable SOCODEVI to improve the living conditions of 8,000 families.

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