Issue 55: Cooperatives

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Open Data Kit

Open Data Kit (ODK) is a suite of tools to help organizations collect, aggregate and visualise their data. ODK works to make open-source and standards-based tools which are easy to try, use, modify and scale. ODK tools used all over the world, with ODK Collect being the most popular. | Read more...

Smart marketing

The past decade has seen remarkable progress in the use of ICTs in the agriculture sector of developing countries, especially in the area of farmers' access to market information. Cell phones, e-mail and the internet are strengthening the bargaining power of smallholder farmers. | Read more...

Challenges of ICT implementation in cooperatives

With no clear guidelines on ICT implementation in agriculture, cooperatives can be influenced by ICT companies promoting only their own products. This presentation discusses the challenges commonly faced by cooperatives and offers objective advice... | Read more...

SourceTrace ESE

SourceTrace ESE Agriculture solutions meet those needs of agricultural coops that must track thousands of kilos of product across dozens of farms, maintain financial transparency and keep members selling within the coop. | Read more...

Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative

IFFCO, a fertilizer cooperative in India, provides cooperative members with voice messages that give advice on agricultural topics. The project currently has over 1 million subscribers, who receive updates five days a week. | Read more...

Pacific Islands could benefit from cooperative approach to farming

One thing villages can do is to organize the farmers to cultivate the land of participating farmers collectively. This would increase the manpower per hectare of land and thus improving land productivity. For example, a group of forty farmers can collectively sow the first set of fields. | Read more...

International Cooperative Agricultural Organisation

ICAO is a democratic organisation representing agricultural cooperatives and farmers world-wide. The organisation represents 27 agricultural cooperatives from more than 24 countries, and works to exchange experience on specific activities by hosting... | Read more...

International Federation of Agricultural Producers, cooperatives committee

Agricultural cooperatives enable producers to realize economic benefits that they could not otherwise achieve alone. Groups of agricultural producers improve their bargaining power in the marketplace, reduce costs by pooling capital and resources... | Read more...

RFID links jasmine rice supply chain

Software Industry Promotion Agency (Sipa), based in Thailand, is developing a prototype based on radio-frequency identification (RFID) to support agricultural cooperatives. The project will purchase about 500 RFID tags for the prototype, which will... | Read more...

Agricultural production cooperatives: the future of Cuban agriculture?

Some 3600 cooperative farms manage about fifty-five percent of Cuba’s cropland. They grow food for national consumption and for export, provide full-time jobs for around 300,000 cooperative members, and supply a variety of social benefits for those... | Read more...

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