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  1. In order to be fully productive, small farmers, fisher folk, livestock keepers and forest users in developing countries are in need of services that are often lacking in rural areas. Cooperatives and producer organizations provide an array of services ranging from: 1)Enhancing access to and...
     
  2. 2015-04-30 This article will focus on the benefits of co-ops operating by and for small-scale farmers in rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. The most basic definition of a co-op is local farmers pooling their resources to improve the means of acquiring products essential to farming, as well as...  
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    2011-01-01 Often farmers asked for seed, but we weren’t quite sure what to expect when we suggested—to the farmers’ union in Nampula, Mozambique—that they organize a fair in which the members could come together and exchange seed. They might only be interested in “improved” varieties. However, when we...  
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    Access Agricultureis an international NGO which showcases agricultural training videos in local languages. Here you can see examples of videos, download them or order a DVD copy. The audio tracks can also be downloaded by radio stations. This is a platform for agricultural R&D staff, service...  
  5. This report comprises 13 case stories produced through the Experience Capitalization project implemented by CTA in different parts of the world. These cases are from farmer organisations working in East Africa: the Uganda National Farmers Federation, the Kenya National Farmers Federation, the...  
  6. 2015-07-23 In EDN 127, Dick Tinsley and David Headley appear to offer somewhat contradictory visions regarding the value of farmers’ co-operatives. When such contradictory advice appears, it often points to an area of underappreciated complexity. Thus, rather than throw our hands up in frustration, we...  
  7. We, the North West Pig Farmers Co-operative, NOWEPIFAC, are a group of enthusiastic pig farmers in Cameroon. Our motto is "Fighting the Feed, Marketing and Disease Crisis of Pig farming". We have many ideas and are very keen to develop its skills in pig farming.  
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    2015-09-21 SRI involves the use of a combination of management practices that optimize growing conditions for rice plants, particularly in the root zone. It was developed in Madagascar in the early 1980s by Father Henri de Laulaníe, a Jesuit priest who spent over 30 years in that country working with...  
  9. This publication is intended to serve as a guide to support farmers' groups through the difficult process of starting a cooperative business and to help them find their way and make their own choices in developing a successful enterprise.  
  10. Key Resource 1999-02-01 This handbook covers a whole range of issues relating to local seed supply systems, including participatory plant breeding, and both technical and practical information on seed production and variety maintenance. It suggests new approaches and methods to support on-farm seed production by...