Mrs Mary Munene: Strengthening Cooperatives to promote Trade and Market Access
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Mrs Mary Munene: Strengthening Cooperatives to promote Trade and Market Access

on

  • 233 views

Mrs Mary Munene, Land O'Lakes International Development at the International Co-operative Alliance Global Conference in Cape Town, November 2013.

Mrs Mary Munene, Land O'Lakes International Development at the International Co-operative Alliance Global Conference in Cape Town, November 2013.

Statistics

Views

Total Views
233
Views on SlideShare
233
Embed Views
0

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
3
Comments
0

0 Embeds 0

No embeds

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment
  • Where we came from … Formed nearly 90 years ago as a dairy marketing cooperative by farmers representing 300 local Minnesota creameries <br /> The idea was … to give producers a stronger presence in the marketplace and greater influence over their own economic destiny <br /> From that success … we expanded into farm inputs in 1929 at the request of our members <br /> Diversity of Membership: Our producer member farms are spread across the United States and range in size <br /> Nutrition: Dairy is regarded as an essential, and delicious, part of a nutritious diet <br /> Size and Scale: Land O’ Lakes has almost 3,000 Dairy members who produce 5 billion liters of Milk each year <br />
  • Land O’Lakes has 3,000 direct producer-members and 1,000 member-cooperatives that serve more than 300,000 agricultural producers. <br /> The parent company, Land O’Lakes, Inc., has several “business units.” IDD is a division of Land O’Lakes. <br /> Logos contain hyperlinks to websites. <br />
  • Land O’Lakes has 3,000 direct producer-members and 1,000 member-cooperatives that serve more than 300,000 agricultural producers <br />

Mrs Mary Munene: Strengthening Cooperatives to promote Trade and Market Access Mrs Mary Munene: Strengthening Cooperatives to promote Trade and Market Access Presentation Transcript

  • Strengthening Cooperatives to Promote Trade and Market Access
  • Land O’Lakes’ Deep Cooperative and Rural Roots - Member-owned ‒ Organized in 1921 as a dairy marketing cooperative - Expanded into farm inputs ‒ Late 1920s, at our members’ request - Now a fully diversified agribusiness ‒ Business Development Services ‒ Innovation and Market Research ‒ Global Reach and Access to New Markets
  • Farm-to-Market Spectrum
  • The Bigger Picture Second-largest farmer-owned agricultural cooperative in the U.S. with $14 billion in annual sales in 2012. Ranks first in livestock feed and animal milk replacers in the U.S. Products and seed wholesale, pioneered the Answer Plot® approach and #1 in crop protection and seed wholesales. Dairy foods develops milk powder, whey, butter, cheese and other dairy products. Created the quarter-stick of butter. Part of Corporate Social Responsibility Arm. Operates like a not-forprofit. Over 30 year history.
  • Who We Are - Division of Land O’Lakes, Inc. founded in 1981 - Our mission is to help farmers around the world improve incomes and quality of life - Leverage corporate experience and expertise - Part of Land O’Lakes Corporate Social Responsibility Program - Programs primarily funded by USAID and USDA
  • Where We Work - Since 1981, we have implemented 275+ projects in 76 countries
  • 2012 Results and Impact − 100,000 rural households supported − 21,000 jobs created/strengthened − 42,000 farmers adopted new technologies − 64,000 received technical assistance/food security training − 40,000 use improved health/nutrition services − 61,000 producer group members supported − 22,000 rural households adapted to better natural resource management techniques
  • Promoting Access to Trade and Markets in Kenya and Uganda - USAID Kenya Dairy Sector Competitiveness Program (KDSCP) - 5-year, $9 million program that closed in 2013 and impacted 338,000 households by increasing smallholder incomes by over 200 percent - Cooperative Development Program (CDP) - - 5-year program funded by USAID Designed to help cooperatives become more competitive, increase their revenues and profits, and expand the benefits they provide to farmer-members Potential to expand to Rwanda and Bangladesh
  • KDSCP Implementation Approach
  • KDSCP Approach Led to Big Impact - Milk purchased from smallholders increased by 105 MT and $180 million - Volume of milk conforming to quality standards increased by 140 percent - Resourced $28 million in non-project funds - 135 producer organizations strengthened - More than 1,000 firms now providing new business services to producers - 155,000 producers received short-term training
  • CDP’s Focus on Vertical Integration - Key components: - Quality management Member relationship Governance: board and management interaction Patronage and member loyalty - In the next two years, the program expects to show: - 25 percent increase in household income for members of vertically integrated dairy cooperatives 25 percent increase in revenue for vertically integrated cooperatives
  • Dairy Development In Uganda and Kenya
  • Capacity Building Approach - Value addition and quality to final product - Link members to services - Ensure transparency for members, including record keeping and communications - Focus on strong, fair leadership and governance
  • Accessing Markets ‒ Support set-up of management information systems for efficiencies to deal with internal and external customers ‒ Capacity building of cooperatives on the law of contract and providing guidelines on developing win-win contracts ‒ Support in implementation of HACCP systems; achieve ISO certification in food and safety management makes it easy for them to get contracts
  • Accessing Markets ‒ Create and support forums for players to meet and make business deals, breeders shows, trade fairs, field days, exhibitions etc. ‒ Stimulate demand for products and services (e.g. - milk consumption campaigns) ‒ Product development and branding of products ‒ Support cooperatives to lobby government to create enabling business environment (e.g. -review of policies that stifle trade)
  • Learn More - Visit our Website: www.idd.landolakes.com - Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LandOLakesInternation alDevelopment - Follow us on Twitter: @LandOLakesIDD