417. From Sea to Desert: Coops Band together to Share Knowledge and Customers

In 1979 One Village One Product (OVOP) movement started in Oita Prefecture, Japan. The goal was simple: to unite communities around the creation of a specific good and facilitate larger markets for those goods. The model was successful. From shitake mushrooms to tourist filled hot springs, OVOP fostered businesses and realized economic growth. As OVOP’s […]

. Project for Promotion of Artisanal Activities through One Village One Product (OVOP) Programme

Project OVOP aims to establish a model allowing local artisans to enhance their income generating activities through value addition of local resources. Launched in March 2011 as a technical cooperation project of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), with the Direction of Craft Industry of Senegal assuming OVOP Secretariat, Project OVOP is implemented in Fatick […]