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Rural co-operatives and planned change in Africa

Raymond Apthorpe

Rural co-operatives and planned change in Africa

an analytical overview.

by Raymond Apthorpe

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Published by United Nations Research Institute for Social Development in Geneva .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesRural institutions and planned change -- 5, Report / United Nations Research Institute for Social Development -- 72/4
ContributionsUnited Nations. Research Institute for Social Development.
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Open LibraryOL13881603M

  Chitsike also notes that because most less developed countries are agrarian societies, where agriculture is considered to be the main source of livelihood, most rural communities across Africa find the need to increase agricultural productivity through cooperatives. In Zimbabwe, rural cooperatives were promoted by the GoZ and the NGOs in the. It’s important to remember that members are free to also pursue profit generated from their own businesses which they keep separate from the co-operative. Co-ops are governed by the Co-operatives Act 91/ How to register a Co-op. Collect or download the necessary forms from the Cipro website.

Rural Cooperatives was a bimonthly trade journal for rural cooperatives in the United was published by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business-Cooperative Service in Washington D.C. and focused on rural agricultural cooperatives. The magazine was published between April and January History and profile. The publication began as News for Farmer. Recognize rural women as agent of change. Strengthen rural women’s right to property land. Nicowa, empowering Nigeria women through co-operative. Repositioning women through co-operative societies. Women empowerment in Idemili North. Social exclusion of Idemili North women. Success, failure and prospects for women.

The directorate contribute towards the achievement of the strategic goal of increased profitable production of food, fibre and timbre products by all categories of producers and also respond to Key Outcome 7: Vibrant and equitable sustainable rural communities contributing . Cited by: JoAnn Jaffe & Michael Gertler, "Victual Vicissitudes: Consumer Deskilling and the (Gendered) Transformation of Food Systems," Agriculture and Human Values, Springer;The Agriculture, Food, & Human Values Society (AFHVS), vol. 23(2), pages , sca Castilla-Polo & M. Isabel Sánchez-Hernández, "Cooperatives and Sustainable Development: A Multilevel .


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For instance, 63% of the Kenyan population earns their livelihoods from co-operatives (ICA, ). Another example of the job creation ability of cooperatives can be found in Ethiopia where the cooperative sector produced employment for ab Ethiopians and generated over half a billion Ethiopian Birr in income from this employment in.

Papers read at a seminar on co-operatives and rural development in East Africa organized by the Scandinavian Institute of African Studies and held at the University of Uppsala in April Description.

Co-operatives: a definition. A co-operative is defined as “an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprise” (definition by the International Co-operative Alliance).

Book: Co-operatives and rural development in East Africa. pp pp. Abstract: C. Widstrand introduces the seminar papers by pointing out various factors which have to be borne in mind when studying co-operative organization, e.g.

(1) the basic differences between the various types of co-operatives-consumer, marketing and producer, (2 Cited by: 7. Galbraith, J. (), Mackinnon and East Africa A Study in the "New Imperialism," Cambridge University Press.

Gertzel, C. (), Party and Locality in Northern Uganda,London: The Athlone. In the s and 60s, co-operatives, particularly in Africa, were seen as major players in development, loaded down with expectations, as well as government interference.

Cooperatives are significant economic actors in national economies in Africa. In Benin, FECECAM, a savings and credit cooperative federation, provided USD 16 million in rural loans in In Côte d'Ivoire cooperatives invested USD 26 million for setting up schools, building rural.

The Rural Development Framework states: “Rural development is everybody's business. This captures the multi-sectoral nature of the enterprise and the notion that rural development is the business of rural people, that they should set the agenda, the priorities and the methods to achieve them.

water in the rural areas. Also, government should support farmers’ co-operatives with regulatory and administrative framework to ensure satisfactory service delivery to the society.

The study concludes that, though farmers’ co-operatives have the potential to make maximum contribution to agricultural development, there is. The role being played by co-operatives in South Africa is very significant as they are formed to eradicate poverty and unemployment (Philip, ).

Co-operatives have been promoted in many developing countries as a mechanism for driving agricultural growth and rural development (Nganwa et.

President Jacob Zuma says through cooperatives, ordinary people have been empowered to participate in the economy and generate income while giving meaning to government's call for radical economic.

8. KING, R., The role of co-operatives in agricultural development with special reference to northern Nigeria. Paper presented at FAO/NORAD West African Seminar on Agricultural Planning, Zaria, Ahmadu Bello University. 7th January-2nd February, (forthcoming). TEXIER, J. M., The promotion of co-operatives in traditional rural societies.

The project was a partnership between The Open University and the UK Co‐operative College and explored whether and in what ways co‐operatives are resilient social and economic organisations. By investigating the distinctive nature of the co‐operative model, the project aimed to provide insights on limiting and enabling factors that might.

The number of registered cooperatives in South Africa is growing very fast, [1] from to date cooperatives are registered with right Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC).

This is 15 times higher than the cooperatives that were registered between and Full text of "ERIC ED Bibliography on Planned Social Change (with Special Reference to Rural Development and Educational Development).

Volume I, Periodical Literature. Volume I. The ability of agricultural cooperatives to improve the welfare of smallholder farmers in Africa is mixed and contextual.

Some cooperatives have not performed well as the result of poor governance structures, multiple and competing goals, but also problems that arise from insufficient trust between members. [7] In some cases, top-down approaches where cooperatives have been established by.

MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM DEPARTMENT OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM Programme Development, policy and legislation development and Coordination (responsible for setting of norms and standards) -Household Co-operatives & other enterprises (groups of 20) Stakeholder commitments Conditionalities, code of.

The National Rural Youth Services Corps (NARYSEC) remains an important vehicle for the empowerment of the rural youth through skills development and employment.

During /17 2 youth were enrolled into the programme. The majority of the new recruits were young women. >> Department of Rural Development and Land Reform Annual Report / Therefore, co-operatives in Africa are regarded as agents of rural development. For instance, with reference to Kenyan agriculture, it has been remarked that «probably most change in the rural communities has taken place due to the governments' effort to uplift the standards of these communities through the expansion of co-operatives» (.

7 November Co-operatives can be used as a business model to effectively empower South African communities by creating employment and helping to eradicate poverty, says the chief director of co-operatives development at the Department of Trade and .creating opportunities for growth and development in rural areas Create a favourable environment in rural areas by focusing on and promoting the physical environment Water scarcity, combined with the threats posed by climate change, is the largest single resource-based threat to rural growth and development in the Western Cape.the pursuit of Local Economic Development (LED) in South Africa, which remains untapped due to inherent challenges facing cooperatives.

Secondly, the article seeks to point out that the cooperatives’ contribution to LED has been undermined by the fault-lines on which cooperatives are formed in South Africa and the weak cooperative movement.