SOCODEVI increases its presence in Africa with the launch of the Development Program for Inclusive and Sustainable Model Cooperatives (PROCED). To be deployed in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Senegal, the initiative will enable SOCODEVI to improve the living conditions of 8,000 families.
Starting this year, SOCODEVI will contribute to reducing poverty amongst farming families in the highland regions of Madagascar. This new initiative, a first in this country for our organization, is part of a program to provide support to the rural sector set up by the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and financed by the World Bank.
It is with great pride that SOCODEVI has unveiled its new Environmental Policy. Our objective: to have a shared vision of our responsibilities and our role in protecting the environment and fighting climate change.
The Ministry of Planning and Investment for Vietnam has requested SOCODEVI’s technical collaboration to support the development of a strategic plan for the development of the cooperative movement in Vietnam, taking into account the experience of the Quebec cooperative movement. Various meetings were held during 2018 that culminated with a major seminar in Ho Chi Minh City that brought together various representatives of the cooperative movement and the Vietnamese authorities.
Several technical and organizational support missions were carried out by SOCODEVI member institutions during 2018. From the Ukraine to Honduras, and from Colombia to Vietnam, the expertise in our network allows us to reach one of our priority objectives in ensuring the longevity of the results that emanate from our actions: capacity building for families and their cooperative enterprises.