Nelly Bassily | September 16, 2013
One of this week’s stories talks about farmers working together as a collective to market their crops. Co-operative arrangements have many benefits, and our script of the week illustrates several of them.
The script presents a successful collaboration between a cashew farmers’ group in southern Tanzania, an international NGO, and a cashew processor. While the collaboration is still in its early years, working together with the whole value chain, from farmer to processor, has brought the farmers improved incomes, greater security, and hope for the future.