The Role of Cooperatives in Production: the Jamaican Experience

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CPGCA
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The Role of Cooperatives in Production: the Jamaican Experience

  1. 1. CPGCA operates within a 50 Kilometer radius of Christiana 5 parishes 26 districts 4000 active members.
  2. 2. CPGCA MISSION STATEMENT To improve the life of the members, by utilizing their united funds and efforts for the better production, processing, and marketing of potatoes and/or any approved product on co-operative lines and to perform services in their interest in the most sustainable and economical way. : Registered March 23, 1959
  3. 3. CPGCA Community Renaissance Through Diversification & Technology Providing Sustainable Services enabling our members to make a profit
  4. 4. Calories produced per litre of water Corn Rice Wheat Potatoes
  5. 5. We need our own seeds to plant at the best time and saving foreign exchange
  6. 6. ANTI CANCER properties
  7. 7. FOOD SECURITY
  8. 8. MARKETING OUR FARMERS PRODUCE
  9. 9. WORK IN PROGRESS
  10. 10. Searching for New varieties : High yielding, Early maturing, High Dry matter, with tolerance to, Drought, Heat, Salt, Pests & Diseases.
  11. 11. ADDING VALUE from would be waste
  12. 12. WEAKNESSES 1.Working Capital Inaccessible 2. Lack of Irrigation 3. High cost of Energy 4.Inadequate Extension Services 5.No Agricultural Insurance 6.Lack of Mechanization 7.Primary Production no Value addition. 8. High Indebtedness 9.Need for Staff and Staff Training 10. No Transport and Refrigerated Transport
  13. 13. A Co-operatives success can lead to its Demise
  14. 14. The way forward RENEW THE HILLSIDES with Lumber, Lychee, Macadamia Nuts, Avocado and other fruit trees Protected & Soiless Agriculture Harvested rain water
  15. 15. THANK YOU • MOAF, RADA, SRC, MPDC, MPC, JEA, • JAMPRO, JBDC, DCFS, NUCS. JAS, JBS. NPCB. SDC. • CaFAN, CARDI, IICA. TTABA • ALL ACP, EU, FAO, ITC, CFC, CDE, CTA, USAID, CIDA. • All Other Individuals, Supporters and Sponsors

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