This year, we celebrate International Day of Cooperatives with the theme: “Cooperatives: The power to act for a sustainable future”. Cooperatives are vital to sustainable development, especially in the agriculture sector where they are able to leverage on their “strength in numbers” to facilitate access to inputs, credit, technology, and markets for members.
Propcom Mai-karfi partners with cooperatives in many of its interventions. For example, through an agreement which we brokered under our tillers intervention, in 2015, 100 women’s cooperatives in 8 states received power tillers for their farming businesses. These cooperatives acquired the power tillers from private sector company Habgito at an agreed repayment plan. The tillers have significantly reduced some of the drudgery involved in farming for these cooperatives.
We wish you all a happy International Day of Cooperatives!!!