Agricultural cooperative Union, also known as a farmers’ co-op, is a cooperative where farmers pool their resources in certain areas of activity throughout Somalia. The sector of agricultural cooperatives distinguishes between private agricultural corporations or family own farmers, which provide various services to their individually farming members. But agricultural cooperatives union is a production cooperatives, where production resources (land, machinery and fertilizes) are pooled and members farm jointly. In Somalia before civil war the agricultural cooperatives include collective farms were controlled and collectively governed by government agency not freely run by community shared agriculture cooperatives.
Agricultural Cooperative Union, UDHIS promotes private production oriented multipurpose cooperatives (Farmers Cooperative) and the development of group farms and semi-collective type farmers.
UDHIS’s private production oriented multipurpose cooperatives is business model of supply production, develop financial credits and agricultural inputs, to the farmers (members of the cooperative). UDHIS will participate in agricultural marketing, provision of service, farmers orientation and training and shall establish and assist group farms of their members. Agricultural Cooperative Union, the farmers pool their labour and all their other resources for collective large scale production by employment to local community members.
The Director of UDHIS for Agriculture Cooperative Union shall issue special recommendation to board of Directors, then register the cooperative then give certificate and model by-laws for the foundation, orientation and explain all development, management and assistance of agricultural Cooperatives.
Further information please contact Director of Agricultural Cooperative Union