Productive Agricultural Cooperatives Duchity

To improve the socioeconomic situation of community members through the creation of productive agricultural cooperatives in Duchity. Three agricultural cooperatives will be established in the community of Duchity. More than 600 members will receive training in literacy, improved agricultural techniques, improved environmental practices, management of the cooperative, and management of small enterprise. New community leadership will emerge and local women’s groups will be reinforced. Agricultural output and small enterprise will diversify and increase. Agricultural and capital credit will be granted to the cooperatives. Average incomes of cooperative members are expected to increase by 40% by the end of this project.

Cost: $954,147 USD
Term: Four years
Funder/Partner: Premier Equipment, Emergency Relief and Development Overseas (ERDO), Semiahmoo Rotary Club, Rotary Club of Waterloo, Rotary Club of Cambridge North, Rotary Club of Guelph-Trillium, Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) through ERDO, CCCI.