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Computerization to promote agricultural cooperative enterprise development

Computerization of agricultural cooperatives is a precondition for strengthening business capacities of cooperatives and for them to become strong rural enterprises. Computerisation is a high priority for FAO and NEDAC, the Network for the Development... | Read more...

Agricultural cooperatives: role in food security and rural development

The main categories of agricultural co-operatives fall into mainstream activities of agricultural undertaking including supply of agricultural inputs, joint production and agricultural marketing. Input supply include the distribution of seeds and fertilizers to farmers. | Read more...

Access of the poor to agricultural services: the role of farmers’ organizations

Farmers’ organizations can play a key role in agricultural innovation, since they have the capacity to pool, aggregate and disseminate knowledge and information. Moreover, they are increasingly positioned in both service networks and supply chains... | 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...

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...

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