Agroforestry

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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Shade Trees For Sunny Days

Shade Trees For Sunny Days

1 September 2020

Cooperatives in Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa sector are increasingly well equipped to adapt to climate change. In collaboration with SOCODEVI, two new shade tree nurseries have been created—each with a capacity of 50,000 seedlings. The nurseries now offer a dozen species of forest and fruit trees.

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Nurturing Resilience

Nurturing Resilience

31 August 2020

To mitigate the pandemic’s impact on the availability of and access to fresh food, the beneficiaries of our WAKLIIK project received inputs and technical assistance to set up home gardens. SOCODEVI and its partner, FEDECOVERA, put up a factory for the production of at least

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The sweet cocoa flavour of hope

The sweet cocoa flavour of hope

27 May 2020

In the midst of a pandemic, selling products at a fair price is a considerable challenge for farming families, for whom a sudden drop in income can quickly put their food security at risk. Fortunately, with the support of SOCODEVI, in Colombia, the outlook is

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MOROCCO : Focus on Women’s leadership

MOROCCO : Focus on Women’s leadership

12 February 2020

SOCODEVI is returning to Morocco with a new five-year project that aims to improve the living conditions of at least 10,000 people in Berber communities. These populations, isolated between mountainous cedar forests and immense natural rosemary steppes, earn a living by exploiting agroforestry resources.

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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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UV Mutuelle gives $60,000 to the SOCODEVI Foundation

UV Mutuelle gives $60,000 to the SOCODEVI Foundation

17 December 2019

The Co-op Week was recognized by UV Mutuelle, an institutional member of the SOCODEVI network, with a contribution of $60,000 to the SOCODEVI Foundation. This donation will allow for the implementation of a natural juice manufacturing plant to profit members of the agricultural cooperatives we

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In brief: 5 succes stories in Colombia

In brief: 5 succes stories in Colombia

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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New project in Guatemala: women and youth at the heart of sustainable economic growth

New project in Guatemala: women and youth at the heart of sustainable economic growth

30 April 2019

A key partner country in the SOCODEVI story, Guatemala is the most populated nation in Central America but also the one with the highest rates of poverty, especially in rural areas.

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