Improving Rural Financial Inclusion through Financial Cooperatives

18 October 2021

Financial cooperatives are a growing force for financial inclusion in Eastern and Southern Africa.  They often operate in remote areas where other financial institutions are unable or unwilling to serve. However, they face challenges of not innovating, effectively developing demand-driven products and services, accessing relevant training programs to increase their staff and directors’ capacity, attracting qualified staff and management, […]

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Virtual Closing Workshop :Improving Rural Financial Inclusion through Financial Cooperatives (IRFITCO)

15 September 2021

Monday, 20 September 2021 9:00 to 11:00 AM (EST) Background and Event Brief Improving Rural Financial Inclusion through Financial Cooperatives (IRFITCO) was started in March 2017 to enhance Ethiopia, Malawi, and Tanzania’s rural poor financial inclusion by strengthening financial cooperatives networks. To enable this, the primary target group for the project activities was the National […]

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Fostering Nutrient Stewardship for Food & Nutrition Security in Africa

2 March 2021

n 2019, a five-year multi-stakeholder project was launched in three African countries, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Senegal that brings together Canadian and international experts to work directly with 80,000 smallholder farmers, engaging both women and men, to share customized tools and best management practices under the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program. The 4R’s of nutrient stewardship mean […]

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INVEST Co-op project hosts high-level workshop on aquaculture micro-insurance in Indonesia

17 June 2020

The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada hosted a high-level international workshop on June 16th to explore micro-insurance solutions to supporting Indonesia’s aquaculture sector. The event was attended by H.E. Cameron MacKay, Canadian Ambassador to Indonesia, representatives of the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, private and public sector stakeholders. Over 100 participants attended the […]

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4R Solution and Precision Nutrient Management

10 June 2020

Funded by Global Affairs Canada, the 4R Solution project focuses on improving the socio-economic well-being and resilience of smallholder farmers, particularly women, by incorporating 4R Nutrient Stewardship (Right Source @ Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place) principles into agricultural production. Fertilizer Canada, CDF Canada, University of Manitoba, OCP group and University Mohammed VI Polytechnic are […]

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