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New generation cooperatives

In an increasingly market-driven world, agribusiness cooperatives are strengthening vertical and horizontal links along the value chain to be more reliable and profitable.

The objectives of a cooperative may change over time from when they started with more cooperatives today pursuing value addition activities e.g. Uganda

Cooperative Leaderships Events in Malawi and Uganda, 2016
SOURCE: Cooperative Leaderships Events in Malawi and Uganda, 2016

Related Facts and Figures

Cook and Burress, 2007

Cooperative Life Cycle Framework

This dynamic framework suggests actions cooperative leaders may take to sustain the health of the cooperative

SOURCE: Cook and Burress, 2007

Cook and Burress, 2007

The longevity of African cooperatives

Agricultural cooperatives in Africa have existed for over 100 years and have proved to be very resilient, although the driving factors for their existence have changed over time

SOURCE: Cook and Burress, 2007

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.