The Ségou, Mopti, Sikasso and Koulikoro agricultural cooperatives receiving assistance under the Feere Diyara project are now equipped with new warehouse and storage facilities and machinery for conditioning and processing crops. This investment of more than CAN $3.2 million was aimed primarily at providing member families of the cooperatives with stronger services for obtaining inputs and for marketing.
The agrifood sector is the focus of many support projects implemented by SOCODEVI. The rural communities that we support have few resources to prepare for climate change, or reduce its impact and adapt to it. For this reason, we take concrete action in our development efforts to reduce the vulnerability of populations to the impacts of climate change and maximize their resilience by enhancing their capacity and thus often mitigating the effects of climate change.
For more information about our approach, visit the Environment and Climate Change section of our website.
With support from the World Bank and the Government of Liberia, SOCODEVI is continuing to improve access to inputs, improve cooperative structures and optimize crop marketing for 3000 women and men cocoa and coffee growers.
More than 15,000 trees will be planted in Guatemala and Québec with support from the FCFQ Quebec federation of funeral cooperatives under our Tree of Intercooperation initiative. Through this action, the FCFQ, a member of our network, is compensating its greenhouse gas emissions for the 2016-2017 period.
Planting trees compensates for our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and helps cooperatives in developing countries. All of this is possible through our participation in the Tree of Intercooperation program.