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Challenging impossible-looking hurdles

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Abstract: The Lante Fruits and Vegetables Marketing Primary Cooperative is one of the nine cooperatives established in the Arbaminch Zuria district in Ethiopia to improve the smallholder producers’ market access, primarily their members but also the surrounding farmers. An assessment survey commissioned by SNV identified the major problems constraining mango production and marketing in the Arbaminch area, and proposed some leverage intervention strategies. These strategies were validated and prioritised in two consecutive consultative stakeholders meetings. Strengthening producer organisations was one of the five priority intervention areas identified by the stakeholders. This has formed the base of SNV’s intervention with the Lante Fruits and Vegetables Marketing Cooperative, which is discussed in this report.
Authors: Hayesso, T.
Series Title: Case studies
Country: Ethiopia
Category: Practice
Keywords: plant production , markets , capacity building , enterprises
Language: eng
Organization: SNV - Netherlands Development Organisation
Place: [The Hague]
Publisher: SNV
Year: 2009
Region: East Africa
Right: © 2009 SNV
Subject: Agriculture and Rural Development
Title: Challenging impossible-looking hurdles