Cooperatives enable the economic development and social participation of broad sections of the population. With our development projects we support cooperatives in many countries of the world.

Asia

Laos

With its country-wide programme in Lao PDR, DRGV aims at contributing to the improvement of the economic situation of farmers and micro-, small- and medium enterprises by strengthening self-help groups and cooperatives. The DGRV Team in Laos works on all three levels. On the Macro level the team advices the local partners, the Ministry of […]

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Latin America

Bolivia

The activities in Bolivia are part of the CoopSur Project. The long-term impact of the DGRV CoopSur project is to improve the economic and social participation of large population groups, especially micro and small entrepreneurs, craftsmen and farmers with limited or no access to markets, who may be current or potential partners of existing cooperatives.

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Latin America

Mexico

Mexico is one of the priority countries in the DGRV’s project work in Latin America. Its marginalized population, which is to be given access to the formal economy through cooperatives, is mainly found in rural areas. For this reason, project activities are concentrated on rural and suburban regions in the states of Oaxaca, Chiapas, Michoacán […]

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Asia

Myanmar

The sub-project in Myanmar, which is part of the regional project “Promoting Cooperative Self-Help Organizations in Asia”, aims at improving the framework conditions for cooperatives in the country by supporting selected pilot cooperatives and by increasing the capacities of national stakeholders. The objective is to empower poor households in order to be able to face […]

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Latin America

Paraguay

Our activities in Paraguay are part of the CoopSur Project. The long-term impact of the DGRV CoopSur project is to improve the economic and social participation of large population groups, especially micro and small entrepreneurs, craftsmen and farmers with limited or no access to markets, who may be current or potential partners of existing cooperatives. […]

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Asia

Vietnam

At present, there are more than 20,000 registered cooperatives in Vietnam, but a great number among them does not operate efficiently. This is caused by the history of the country. Joining the cooperative used to be compulsory for all farmers in order to do farming. Accordingly, cooperatives in the past (the so-called old-type cooperatives) were […]

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Latin America

Peru

The activities in Peru are part of the CoopSur Project. The long-term impact of the DGRV CoopSur project is to improve the economic and social participation of large population groups, especially micro and small entrepreneurs, craftsmen and farmers with limited or no access to markets, who may be current or potential partners of existing cooperatives.

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Latin America

Argentina

The project “Cooperation of the DGRV with the national OCB-SESCOOP system in Brazil and cooperative structures in Argentina” supports cooperative structures through technical and process consulting as well as an international exchange of experts between agricultural cooperative associations in Brazil, Argentina and Germany. Agricultural primary cooperatives and their member farms can increase their productivity, efficiency […]

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Asia

Turkey

The agricultural structure in Turkey is dominated by family farms. It is characterised by small, highly parcelled land, whose competitiveness, despite high subsidies, is low by European standards. Cooperatives are regarded as an essential organisational model to strengthen the competitiveness of these small enterprises and to promote the necessary modernisation and market adjustment. Rural cooperatives […]

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Asia

Cambodia

With its country-wide programme in Cambodia, DRGV aims at promoting a functioning, multi-level cooperative system that enables cooperatives, and very specifically their farmer members to improve their individual economic situation. By promoting cooperative self-help, the project contributes to improving economic and social structures, strengthening civil society and reducing poverty. In Cambodia, DGRV is following a […]

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Africa

Uganda

The Programme aspires to implement a three-level approach in order to contribute to the promotion of structural improvements of the Ugandan cooperative system. At macro level, DGRV cooperates with the Bank of Uganda (BoU), the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives (MTIC) and the National Planning Authority (NPA).  The overall goal of the partnership with […]

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Latin America

Chile

Our activities in Chile are part of the CoopSur Project. The long-term impact of the DGRV CoopSur project is to improve the economic and social participation of large population groups, especially micro and small entrepreneurs, craftsmen and farmers with limited or no access to markets, who may be current or potential partners of existing cooperatives.

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Asia

India

In India we offer our support through two projects financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). One project is part of the Special Initiative “One World- No Hunger” (SEWOH)- Green Innovation Centres for the Agriculture and Food Sector in cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internatinale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

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Latin America

Colombia

The project work in Colombia mainly focuses on two key areas: DGRV supports its partner VISIONAMOS, operator of the Red Coopcentral payment system, in running a technical advice program for affiliated credit cooperatives. The focus is on strategic and financial planning, social balance sheets, an internal control system and profitability calculations. The benefiting cooperatives make […]

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Latin America

Brazil

In Brazil we offer our support through two projects financed by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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Latin America

Costa Rica

The project work in Costa Rica mainly focuses on two key areas: DGRV supports its partner INFOCOOP, the public cooperative institute, in fostering its supervisory function by the use of a software for financial indicators, an internal control system and an external audit of cooperatives in all sectors. INFOCOOP is also advised by DGRV on […]

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Africa

Eswatini

Eswatini is a landlocked country with about 1.1 million inhabitants, bordering South Africa and Mozambique in southern Africa. DGRV works in a partnership approach with ESASCCO (eSwatini Association of Savings and Credit Cooperatives) and with the Commissioner for Cooperatives in the Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Trade of eSwatini. Our project work with ESASCCO included […]

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Latin America

Cuba

For some years now, the government has been striving to modernize and increase the efficiency of the socialist economic system in Cuba. In 2010, the government adopted measures to give small businesses the opportunity to engage in private enterprises, for example in tourism,transportation, accommodation and restaurants. There are now around 600,000 Cubans self-employed. In 2013, […]

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Latin America

Uruguay

Our activities in Uruguay are part of the CoopSur Project. The long-term impact of the DGRV CoopSur project is to improve the economic and social participation of large population groups, especially micro and small entrepreneurs, craftsmen and farmers with limited or no access to markets, who may be current or potential partners of existing cooperatives.

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Latin America

Dominican Republic

In the Dominican Republic, DGRV works together with AIRAC (Asociación de Instituciones Rurales de Ahorro y Crédito), an association of rural savings and credit cooperatives. At meso level, DGRV supports the staff of AIRAC’s member cooperatives with training (credit risk, good governance, etc.). At micro level, DGRV provides AIRAC with the software “Social Balance” and […]

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Africa

Mozambique

Mozambique in southern Africa has faced immense challenges since its independence in 1975. After 16 years of civil war and a huge negative impact of Global Warming it is one of the least developed countries in the world (Place 180 of 189 in the Human Development Index). Even so about 80% of the population is […]

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Latin America

Ecuador

DGRV is active nationwide in the Ecuadorian cooperative sector. The aim of the project is to improve the income situation of micro-entrepreneurs and family farms, as well as to secure the savings of members of savings and credit cooperatives. At makro level, the DGRV team in Ecuador advises the supervisor of the cooperative sector (SEPS) […]

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Africa

South Africa

The project activities in South Africa are currently being restructured and DGRV is refocusing its Regional project for Southern Africa. In the past, DGRV has been supporting organisations representing the cooperative sector in South Africa as well as government departments in order to support the cooperative movement. The future focus of the project in South […]

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Latin America

El Salvador

The project in El Salvador is intended to contribute to financial inclusion in the country through its long-standing cooperation with FEDECACES (Federation of Savings and Credit Cooperatives), focusing on financial education, improved financial services and the continuous expansion of service points in the country. Unfortunately, in El Salvador the various cooperative sectors haven´t worked in […]

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Latin America

Guatemala

Guatemala is one of the countries with the highest social and economic inequality in the world and a long-standing historical background of social exclusion. In the country, cooperatives make significant contributions towards reducing MSMEs and marginalized populations entry barriers to compete within the economic system. In addition, cooperatives provide their members with benefits according to […]

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Latin America

Honduras

There are more than 2,500 savings and credit cooperatives (SCC), and production and service cooperatives in the country, which contribute around 5% to the country’s GDP. There are secondary institutions, such as FACACH, the national SCC federation, to which 88 SCC with around 850,000 members are affiliated. Amongst these members are more than 50% women […]

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Africa

Kenya

With assistance of the BMZ – Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development DGRV implements a co-operative development project in Kenya since 2017. Within the framework of this project, DGRV promotes in particular access to educational opportunities and training for Co-operatives.  Local project partners and national stakeholders also regard these training measures as a central […]

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