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EAFF report studies show cooperative

The current report was published by the East African Farmer’s federation. It  contains three interesting cases of farmers and farmer groups who utilize various instruments to strengthen their market power. The first case  referring  to Muki Dairy Cooperative Society illustrates how farmers collectively market their milk, under a cooperative arrangement. The second case illustrates how farmers multiply seed under a contractual arrangement with a local seed company, Freshco Seeds. The third case shows how a farmers’ group, Nyabyumba United Farmers Group has successfully built capacity of its members to supply potatoes to a fast food restaurant located in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. In all the cases presented, the farmers are making higher prices and realizing larger profits than previously.

Document type: Best practices and Lessons learned
Thematic Areas: Markets and Value chains
Region: East Africa
Year of Publication: 2011