COVID-19

Ahead, with women!

Ahead, with women!

2 September 2020

My path in cooperation has crossed many political and climate crises, but it is the first time my work is at this point disrupted due to an international health crisis. I lived for many years in Guatemala. Emergency responses punctuated my work, but human contact

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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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For a sustainable and inclusive economic recovery, think coop!

For a sustainable and inclusive economic recovery, think coop!

26 June 2020

For the International Day of Cooperatives (July 4), the Société de coopération pour le développement international (SOCODEVI) invites governments and donors to include cooperatives in their international development strategies for a sustainable and inclusive post-pandemic economic recovery! “ No economy has been spared by the

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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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COVID-19 : Swiftly adapting our activities

COVID-19 : Swiftly adapting our activities

UKRAINE: The co-op advantage In Ukraine, even if the demand for milk has dropped as a result of economic uncertainty, cows have not stopped producing milk! To adapt, milk processing plants have cut down on their purchases, delayed payment to dairy producers, and set aside

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It’s a deal for the dragon fruit!

It’s a deal for the dragon fruit!

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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PROMAVI : Proactive partnerships

PROMAVI : Proactive partnerships

Things are moving and shaking in Bolivia! The PROMAVI team wasted no time rallying the authorities in the Chuquisaca region to counter the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic. A municipal contingency plan was swiftly put in place in collaboration with municipalities and their emergency committees.

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Let’s act now, for the future!

Let’s act now, for the future!

26 May 2020

A letter from Jim Cornelius, executive director of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, and Jean-Philippe Marcoux, CEO of SOCODEVI. The COVID-19 pandemic has spread to every corner of the globe—resulting in lost lives and livelihoods. We have all felt its impact. We have all felt its

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COVID-19: Special mesures within SOCODEVI

COVID-19: Special mesures within SOCODEVI

16 March 2020

As an international organization, we are announcing the deployment of exceptional measures to protect the health of our employees, our partners, our project participants and the community. A contingency plan has been put in place and specific measures are being implemented in the different countries

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