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Creating opportunity through agricultural cooperatives

Date Published: 
10/02/2012
Summary: 

As agriculture remains the main source of employment and income in rural areas, where the majority of the world’s poor and hungry people live, rural agricultural cooperatives play a key role in feeding the world. (..) To increase the well-being of women engaged in smallholder farming, P4P is working with women-only cooperatives and is encouraging mixed cooperatives to bring in more women, especially into leadership positions. (..) With the support of our partners, WFP is working towards enabling these cooperatives to become autonomous market players that are able to sell a good quality produce, make profit and lift their members out of poverty. There is much promise.