Welcome to our new members — Agriterra and RICEM
AMEA is pleased to welcome two local members to our network. Read more below about these members and how AMEA is working with them to improve the professionalism of farmer organisations in Ghana and Rwanda.
Agriterra is an international not-for-profit organisation founded by the Dutch agricultural sector that professionalises cooperatives and farmer organisations in emerging economies. Agriterra specialises in strengthening cooperatives to better serve the needs and interests of their farmer members. Strong cooperatives create jobs and contribute substantially to a sustainable, inclusive economy. They have a positive impact on poverty alleviation and the inclusion of women and youth. They also contribute to food and nutrition security, climate resilience and climate mitigation. Agriterra uses “Agripool”, their knowledge broker agency which is a unique pool of hundreds of international agricultural experts.
Agriterra joins AMEA as a local member in Ghana. This is also an opportunity for AMEA and Agriterra to work together more broadly, including the development of our sustainable Business Development Services (BDS) roadmaps in West Africa. Agriterra’s work in Uganda currently focuses on establishing farmer service centres for cocoa cooperatives as well as supporting youth in cooperative development
RICEM (the Rwanda Institute of Cooperatives, Entrepreneurship and Microfinance) supports cooperatives, SMEs and microfinance institutions to perform better in business by providing technical capacity building services through short- and long-term training, consultancy, research, technical business support and coaching.
In 2022, AMEA worked with RICEM and Cordaid towards the establishment of a local network in Rwanda. With RICEM officially joining AMEA as a local member, we look forward to significant progress in the development of the Rwanda Local Network.
Interested in joining AMEA as a local or global partner? Contact us!