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AsiaDHRRA’s advisory services to smallholder cacao farmers: a MEDA project

AsiaDHRRA, in collaboration with Phildhrra-Mindanao, co-organized a planning workshop with members of the Board of Directors and Management of the Maragusan Multipurpose Cooperative (MAMPCO) on 20-21 March 2023 at MAMPCO’s Indigenous Function Hall in Davao de Oro. MAMPCO is a 51-year-old primary cooperative with Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) certification, and it has 3,785 members comprising 65% women and 35% men. The workshop aims to increase the number of cacao farmers who benefit from cooperatives’ services regardless of their membership or non-membership status.

AsiaDHRRA provides advisory services to the Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) project, “Resilience and Inclusion through Investment for Sustainable Agrikultura” (RIISA) in Mindanao, targeting smallholder cacao farmers through their cooperative.

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