From Tomina to Barcelona, bolivian oregano is gaining around

Pedro Rodriguez 13 November 2017

These days, a sense of pride pervades the 2,400 oregano producing families in Bolivia. For the first time ever, the fruits of their labour on their plots of land are travelling across the Atlantic. UNEC, their packaging and marketing company, has so far exported 45 tonnes of oregano to Spain.

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After the storm, better times ahead for cooperatives in Peru

Pedro Rodriguez 13 November 2017

Heavily impacted by the torrential rains and landslides that devastated several regions of Peru in March 2017, agricultural cooperatives PURIFOR, COAVAF, Huarmey, and CEPROVASC have gradually recuperated their plots of productive land in recent months. The emergency fund set up by SOCODEVI and its Foundation has been an important lever for resuming activities after the natural disaster.

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New mandate in Ivory Coast

Pedro Rodriguez 13 November 2017

In partnership with an American organization, SOCODEVI was selected to carry out a mandate aimed at strengthening the competitiveness of the cocoa system in the Ivory Coast.

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SOCODEVI speakers at FYCA 2017 in Colombia

Pedro Rodriguez 13 November 2017

A delegation from SOCODEVI and La Coop fédérée participated in “FYCA 2017”, the International Congress on Agri-food Marketing and Financing, held last October in Cartagena, Colombia. Supported by Colombia’s Bolsa Mercantil, the Colombian Farmers Society, Développement International Desjardins and the Canadian Embassy in Colombia, the event brought together more than 200 representatives and specialists from organizations working mainly in agricultural development, financing, and marketing.

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New developments in Ukraine: grain elevator and dairy farm

Ukraine SOCODEVI
Pedro Rodriguez 12 September 2017

The women and men working on farms in the Dnipropetrovsk region now have access to a modern grain elevator, the first owned by a cooperative in Ukraine. With a total capacity of 38,000 tons, this impressive installation became a reality thanks to assistance provided under a project to establish cooperatives for grain storage and marketing, an initiative overseen by SOCODEVI in collaboration with the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) and IRECUS, a research and educational institute for cooperatives and mutuals at the University of Sherbrooke.

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Delegation from Alliance agricole internationale visits Haiti

Alliance agricole internationale
Pedro Rodriguez 12 September 2017

SOCODEVI Executive Director Richard Lacasse took part in June in a project results monitoring trip led by Alliance agricole internationale (AAI) to Haiti. CECI Executive Director Claudia Black and UPA DI Secretary General André Beaudoin also were part of the delegation.

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