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Project details

Modern agricultural cooperatives

Improving the competitiveness of and support for entrepreneurship in the dairy sector

country

Ukraine

duration

10 years

budget

$15 million CAD

Agrifood

Gender Equality

1,000

families
supported

16

organizations
supported

In 2008, SOCODEVI initiated a support program for small dairy producing families in the provinces of Lviv and Dnipropetrovsk in Ukraine. With our local partners, the agricultural extension services in both regions, we concentrated on improving dairy production efficiency at the farm level, developing individual and associative entrepreneurship and optimizing product commercialization.

Socodevi - Couple dans une ferme

Our ongoing support to the Ukrainian dairy sector has allowed thousands of farmers to access technical assistance and improve their production significantly. The success of our intervention with Ukrainian dairy producers can be attributed to the expertise of the Agropur dairy cooperative, an institutional member of our network.

See the project’s impact on women farmers in Ukraine

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Results

1,000
farmers

grouped in two regional organizations, a network boasting 20 cooperative enterprises.

120
dairy farm families

set up with modern equipment to meet the needs of 10 to 30 cows. These farms ensure a decent means of subsistence for the families.

200
collection points for milk

were put in place in 8 provinces

1
demonstration dairy farm

with a herd of 120 Jerseys and Holsteins was built and began offering training activities for farmers

“My dairy farm and cooperative is a springboard to increase my income and grow as a woman, a mother and a wife.’’

Mariya Volianyuk

Pokrova Cooperative – Ukraine

Major donors

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