Experiences of agricultural and rural cooperatives in socialist countries in Africa
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Experiences of agricultural and rural cooperatives in socialist countries in Africa by Lionel Cliffe

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Published by FAO in [S.l.] .
Written in English



  • Africa


  • Agriculture, Cooperative -- Africa -- Congresses.

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Edition Notes

Statementprepared for FAO by Lionel Cliffe.
ContributionsFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
LC ClassificationsHD1491.A48 C55 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination40 p. ;
Number of Pages40
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2420626M
LC Control Number87104467

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studies, may be used to analyze cooperative experiences and to determine the necessary preconditions for cooperative success. Experiences from, and expectations on, cooperatives vary and the roles of cooperatives as tools for development naturally differ. This is no wonder since the conditions under which Africa's peasants must toil, and. In many African countries, cooperatives were considered primarily as tools to execute certain economic or political functions on behalf of the government, not as autonomous, member-based organizations that create and consolidate self-employment. This policy of “incorporation” has done great damage to cooperative development in Size: KB. countries has the potential to reduce poverty among smallholder farmers. Benefits of participating in agricultural cooperatives Agricultural cooperatives help farmers in various social and economic developments guided by cooperative principles including an equitable sharing of benefits (Özdemir, ).File Size: KB. Evaluations of Africa’s rural cooperative activities, particularly those under socialist systems, have, despite bitter experiences during the socialist regime. To provide some background, in Ethiopia, economic liberalization policies were and to prevent the re-emergence of capitalism in agriculture” (Des-salegn, ).

credit cooperatives to reach the rural poor effectively. Finally, the paper points out the implications of the past experience for the future role of cooperatives. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cooperatives play an important role in the economic development of Pakistan. According to agricultural census of Pakistan () about 88% of the totalFile Size: 60KB. economy. [5] The cooperative sectors started with the establishment of the mostly white agricultural co-operative, aimed at developing and building the white farming community. These co-operatives eventually developed into powerful business ventures, which controlled agricultural production, marketing and processing in rural Size: KB. 6. Agricultural Cooperatives in India 7. Agricultural Cooperatives in China 8. Concluding Remarks Glossary Bibliography Biographical Sketches Summary Agriculture and cooperatives are closely linked in most countries and regions. From the experience of cooperatives in the six countries examined in this contribution—Japan. As agriculture remains the major source of income and employment in rural areas and the majority of cooperatives are found in the agricultural sector, cooperatives are .

reaching the rural poor through agricultural cooperatives in mongolia Article in Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics 88(3) September with 92 Reads How we measure 'reads'. Agricultural cooperatives are well recognized for their poverty reduction efforts: In Tanzania, improved cooperative marketing of agricultural products like milk and coffee has meant that cooperative members can afford fees for education of their children; in Egypt, 4 million farmers derive income from selling agricultural produce throughFile Size: KB.   Abstract: For small land-holding, developing and agricultural based economic countries like Ethiopia, cooperative type of business is recommended as a solution to promote income distribution, reduce poverty and vulnerability, and improve quality of life and social ia is a second largest populace country in Africa and has nine regions and two . THE ROLE OF AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE OF SUPPORT SERVICES FOR THE RENEWABLE NATURAL RESOURCES SECTOR. Ian Wallace and Esse Nilsson. Whilst recent research (mainly in sub-Saharan Africa) has indicated a number of successful innovations in agricultural education and training (AET), .