Result for 'story', 'Agriculture'

Tierra Nueva and ACODEA – a success story from Nicaragua

The cooperative Tierra Nueva was established in 1997, with 23 members to market better prices for their organic coffee. At that time, farmers had to accept high variations in the market price as middlemen were the only buyers rotating through the villages. A lot has changed in the last 20 years and a new collaboration with ACODEA, an agri-agency that helps to [...]

Vietnam Cooperative Development Plan

As a result of the Vietnamese Cooperative Development Plan, which was signed during the closing ceremony of the regional conference on food security in Hanoi in March 2017 Agriterra was happy to welcome the delegation of Vietnamese Agriculture, Planning and Investment ministers, representatives of banks and our Vietnamese cooperative partners in the Netherlands. "We feel greatly connected to the Vietnamese pursuit of having farmers [...]

Sol & Café in Peru: a coffee cooperative that delivers outstanding coffee

Sol & Cafe is a cooperative of farmers, with more then 1000 members, producing coffee, cacao, rice and other products. Their relationship with Agriterra began in 2012. They have worked very interesting topics for the development of the capacities and training in financial management of the members, board members and all the staff. The cooperative also has put more energy in engaging [...]

Coopecan – a success story 4,000 – 5,500 meters above sea level

Coopecan is a cooperative of alpaca shepherds/producers in Peru. The cooperative has more than 1000 members. Coopecan is improving the quality of the pastures to improve the production of the alpaca fibre. The fibres are processed in a plant in Arequipa for export. Coopecan cooperates with Agriterra since 2011 and Agriterra supports them to set up their own factory. Coopecan is able to pay [...]

Bringing Rural Development Through a Multipurpose System

Half a century ago, South Korea was one of the poorest countries in the world, with rural life particularly harsh. In the aftermath of the Korean War, devastated communities were suffering from chronic food shortages. A government-led push created an agricultural cooperative system to revive the rural economy, eradicate poverty and improve the socio-economic status of farmers. As part of this process, [...]

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