SOCODEVI speakers at FYCA 2017 in Colombia
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.
As one of the keynote speakers, Richard Lacasse, Executive Director for SOCODEVI, addressed the issues and provided concrete examples of better organization and efficiency along value chains to ensure that agricultural activity is profitable for producers and beneficial for all stakeholders in the value chain.
Ghislain Cloutier, former president of SOCODEVI and La Coop fédérée’s representative, was also a speaker-panelist on the subject of preparing the next generation of farmers, existing programs, and challenges regarding the intergenerational transfer of farms.