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
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,
On November 10, close to 350 people attended SOCODEVI’s 35thAnnual Assembly, where many proud moments were celebrated. Organizers hosted the major annual event in a virtual meeting space, thus extending its reach and creating the opportunity to welcome representatives of financial and other partners, members
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.
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
Our efforts to improve the living conditions of rural populations in Colombia have earned us two awards from the Colombian business community. The Bogota Chamber of Commerce and Pacto Global Red Colombia, an organization made up of enterprises committed to achieving the United Nations’ sustainable
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
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.
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
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.