Forming an effective farmers’ co-operative

| July 6, 2015

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This week’s stories from Liberia and Madagascar show how farmers can benefit when they join forces and form a co-operative or union. The Script of the week focuses on co-operatives.

As millions of small-scale farmers in countries around the world have learned, there is strength in numbers. Farmers have discovered ways to increase their profit margins and improve their food security by forming cooperative groups in order to obtain loans, buy or make fertilizer, buy or bank seeds, prepare land, process food, and sell crops.

This week’s script, taken from Farm Radio Resource Package 83: The Work of Farming, describes how to start a small-scale farmers’ co-operative: