Rural cooperatives and planned change in Africa
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Rural cooperatives and planned change in Africa an analytical overview by Raymond J. Apthorpe

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Published by United Nations Research Institute for Social Development in Geneva .
Written in English



  • Africa.


  • Cooperative societies -- Africa.,
  • Community development -- Africa.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Statement[by] Raymond Apthorpe.
SeriesRural institutions and planned change,, v. 5, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development. Report no. 72-4, Report (United Nations Research Institute for Social Development) ;, no. 72.4.
LC ClassificationsHD1491.A3 R86 vol. 5, HD3557 R86 vol. 5
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 114 p.
Number of Pages114
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5464364M
LC Control Number73167105

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to speed up development is to organize people in rural cooperative societies. This, however, can be (and has been) done in a great number of ways, from highly diverging starting points, and with very different assumptions about ambitions and possibilities of actors involved. Cooperation has faced renewed actuality as change agent and develop-.   In Africa, this is perhaps because statistical evidence shows that over 80% of the population of most African nations reside in the rural areas. This is a conceptual study aimed at assessing the challenges and opportunities of rural development in Africa based on related : Abdullahi Nafiu Zadawa, Abdelnaser Omran.   Change No/ to No/ P line 13 Evaluations of Africa’s rural cooperative activities, There were two types of cooperatives in rural areas. Cooperatives and producer organizations can play an important role in poverty reduction and increased wellbeing in rural areas, which is the reason they are supported as a crucial tool in development programs. In most sub-Saharan African countries, agrarian cooperatives have a .

This Africa Co-operative Development Strategy - presents the way forward for co-operative enterprise development in Africa over the next four years. It is a result of a thorough process of review, consultation, research and refinement, and takes into account the changing.   Dagne Mojo, Christian Fischer, Terefe Degefa, The determinants and economic impacts of membership in coffee farmer cooperatives: recent evidence from rural Ethiopia, Journal of Rural Studies, /ud, 50, (), (). The cooperative sector is one of the main partners of economy; the cooperatives have more reach to the rural India, through their huge network of credit societies in the institutional credit. behind agricultural and rural cooperatives in America. In , a Grange representative went to Europe to gather information about cooperatives. In , the Grange published a set of rules for the organization of cooperative stores, based on the Rochdale prin-ciples. Local granges organized stores to serve their rural members.

  This has been noted to be one of the major elements that have been influencing most peasantry to join rural cooperatives in Africa. Such rural cooperatives can bring about the economies of scale, whereby people can benefit as a result of coming together and operating at a larger scale. This shows that the bigger the scale of operations of rural. In the s, UNRISD carried out research projects on development planning and rural cooperatives. Work on cooperatives, which involved 40 case studies in 13 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, identified their advantages in terms of regulating markets and promoting more equitable forms of resource allocation, but it also revealed serious limitations. The number of registered cooperatives in South Africa is growing very fast, [1] from to date cooperatives are registered with right Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC). This is 15 times higher than the cooperatives that were registered between and ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Based on a seminar on donor experience with rural cooperatives in SubSaharan Africa, organized jointly by the Agricultural Policies Division (AGRAP) and the Africa Agriculture Technical Division (AFTAG), held at the World Bank in .