Agriterra and ForFarmers will begin cooperating in order to help professionalise farmers’ organisations and cooperatives in emerging markets. Jan Potijk, director of ForFarmers Nederland and Kees Blokland, director of Agriterra, signed the memorandum on this past Friday.Read more
IAKIB is a dairy cooperative in Rwanda, officially registered in 2011, but started informally as an association of dairy farmers on October 23th 2003. IAKIB (Impuzamashyirahamwe y’Aborozi ba Kijyambere ba Byumba) has 704 members and aims to increase the production of high quality milk, improve breeds of dairy cows, provide outstanding services to members and reduce poverty by improving the livelihoods of the producers engaged in dairy production.Read more
Following large companies like Cargill, Mars and Friesland Campina, small and medium-sized companies can also obtain products directly from farmers and their organisations in developing and emerging markets. Demand for agricultural products from Africa, Asia and Latin America is growing strongly. Direct cooperation with small-scale farmers offers Dutch companies future security of delivery.
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