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Area of intervention

Cooperative Environment

SoCoop’s contribution to the creation of a favorable climate for cooperatives includes interventions in the following areas:

  • Cross-cutting areas such as promoting gender equality, environment and sustainability
  • National Cooperative Development Policy
  • Legislative and regulatory framework
  • Capacity building for supporting institutions (ministries, departments, cooperative colleges and universities)


Cooperative Enterprise

SoCoop supports cooperative enterprises in the following areas:

  • Members’ education
  • Staff training
  • Management training
  • Governance
  • Management
  • Production & processing
  • Marketing
  • Risk management
  • Development & expansion


Cooperative's Sectors

SoCoop’s interventions cover the following types of cooperatives:

  • Agricultural cooperatives
  • Consumer cooperatives
  • Energy cooperatives
  • Fisheries cooperatives
  • Health cooperatives
  • Housing cooperatives
  • Industrial, Artisanal and Service Producers’ Cooperatives
  • Mutual Insurance cooperatives
  • Saving & credit cooperatives


Pre-coop & coop-type Organisation

SoCoop supports pre-cooperatives and cooperative-type groups in the following areas:

  • Definition of a national strategy and policy towards pre-cooperatives and cooperative-type groups
  • Legislative and regulatory framework for pre-cooperatives and cooperative-type organizations
  • Organization of pre-cooperative groups
  • Pre-membership education
  • Transition from groups to cooperatives