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Cooperatives supporting fruit farmers in northern Patagonia

PAI-newsitem-2.jpgjeudi août 2017 Herminio Antonio Urrutia is 61 years old and has been a member of the fruit-growers’ cooperative Primera Cooperativa Frutícola in Argentina’s northern Patagonia for over 20 years, or as he puts it: “Ever since I started my own business!” Continuer la lecture

More coffee trees to fill another cup and support the smallholder farmer

Impexcor.jpgmercredi juillet 2017 Whether you’re in need of a boost or you’re just the average coffee lover, waking up to the smell of roasted beans is what often gets us through the day. Coffee is easy to enjoy, however, we often don’t realise what it takes to get this wake-up cup into our hands. Continuer la lecture

Leading Agricultural Lenders Deploy $682 Million to Support Small Businesses and Farmer Livelihoods Globally

SODAR-RW-30.jpgmercredi juillet 2017 Oikocredit and the 10 other members of the Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF) today announced in their newly published State of the Sector report that they provided $682 million in loans to 765 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) during 2016. Continuer la lecture

Strengthening People and Planet [interview]

Kawien 1.JPGmardi juillet 2017 As Oikocredit publishes its Social & Environmental Performance Report for 2016, Kawien Ziedses des Plantes, deputy director of social performance and capacity building, explains some of the thinking behind the organization’s approach to social and environmental performance. Continuer la lecture

40 million people, 84% being women, reached by organisations financed by Oikocredit

SEP report 2017 covermardi juin 2017 Today these results and more were released in Oikocredit’s Social and Environmental Performance Report for 2016. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit annual general meeting elects supervisory board members, approves dividend

Joseph Patterson.jpgjeudi juin 2017 This week over 120 members and staff of Oikocredit International gathered for a week of meetings in Accra, Ghana, including the annual general meeting (AGM) and a conference with speakers from across Ghana’s financial inclusion sector. Continuer la lecture

Agriculture Report 2016 - Announcement

Agriculture report 2016 DEF cover.jpgjeudi juin 2017 Oikocredit's Agriculture Report for 2016 is now online. This report examines trends in the portfolio growth, quality and composition over the past four years. Continuer la lecture

Oikocredit delivers fresh insights into rural-urban poverty

Farmers-philippines-microfinance-rural-potatoes.jpgmercredi mai 2017 Supporting financial inclusion in low and lower income countries by investing in microfinance institutions (MFIs) is central to Oikocredit’s mission. However, as Thelma Brenes Muñoz of Oikocredit’s social performance team says: “We also want to know more about how this work affects the lives of the people receiving loans.” Continuer la lecture

World Fair Trade Day: Celebrating Oikocredit’s partners across the globe

manos 2.jpgvendredi mai 2017 Fair trade is defined as ‘a movement whose goal is to help producers in developing countries to get a fair price for their products so as to reduce poverty, provide for the ethical treatment of workers and farmers, and promote environmentally sustainable practices.’ Continuer la lecture

Kompanion Bank blends capital and business knowledge to create self-sustainable futures

KOMP-KG-39-cropped.jpgmercredi avril 2017 Kompanion Bank was established in 2004 to provide loans to small scale farmers, livestock herders and shepherds in Kyrgyzstan. It has been an Oikocredit partner since 2007. However, Kompanion is a bank with a difference because it not only provides micro loans to its clients but also offers them free business development training and technical assistance in order to promote sustainable agriculture and natural resource management. Continuer la lecture