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Sustainable Rural Communities

Secondary and Tertiary Cooperatives

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Purpose


To facilitate the organisation of primary cooperatives into secondary and tertiary cooperatives and provide support.

Functions

1. Organise primary cooperatives into secondary cooperatives.
2. Provide support to existing and new cooperatives (registration, constitution, build administrative capacity (compliance), facilitate training and monitoring.
3. Build capacity (including logistics) for market access.
4. Coordinate establishment of infrastructure (wholesale facilities, storage and packaging).
5. Facilitate improved bargaining and bulk buying power, broadened market opportunities, access to Cooperatives Incentive Schemes.
6. Engage organs of state, private sector and stakeholders and building partnerships (tertiary activities).
7. Sector representation (participation in the National Interdepartmental and Coordination Committee).






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