Cooperative development

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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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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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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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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