After six years of work amongst families, associations and agricultural cooperatives in Colombia, our PROCOMPITE project is coming to a close. With help from our field team, we have chosen five highlights from this vast rural support program.
“It is not a simple task to underline only five accomplishments from SOCODEVI’s actions in Colombia as we are proud of the results that have been obtained amongst several agricultural networks. We are, most notably, proud of the route taken by farmers. It is very rewarding to see how associations and cooperatives have improved their performance!” affirms Martin Blackburn, project manager.
Increasing the resilience of farming families to climate change is now an unavoidable issue in rural areas. SOCODEVI’s expertise in this area has been recognized in securing a new applied research project for climate change adaptation of cocoa cooperatives in Côte d’Ivoire.
The Co-op Week was recognized by UV Mutuelle, an institutional member of the SOCODEVI network, with a contribution of $60,000 to the SOCODEVI Foundation. This donation will allow for the implementation of a natural juice manufacturing plant to profit members of the agricultural cooperatives we support in Vietnam.
Through our annual awareness mission, Amélie Brien and Bruno Laflamme, two dairy producers and members of the Agropur cooperative, had the opportunity to experience a remarkable stay in Honduras. Both were winners of the SOCODEVI drawing to select participants. They visited all the regions where thousands of agricultural families are supported by the CAHOVA project.