Great success for ´Siem Reap Meanchey Union of Agricultural Cooperative´ (SMUAC) in Cambodia
30.000 small scale farmers will get organic certification in ADDA´s organic project i Tanzania
Vietnam´s success with organic agricultural development can be traced back to ADDA´s first organic project
ADDA has held general Assembly on May 22. 2018
The boards report (for the year 2017) was told by the board, first by Søren Jørgensen (chairman and country leader Vietnam), next Bodil Pallesen (country leader Cambodia), and Mikael Jonsson (country leader Tanzania), and finally Povl Nørgaard (member of the board) told about ADDA´s information activities.
Finansial accounting and budget was approved.
Helge Brunse, Bodil Pallesen and Mikael Jonsson was on election. They were all reelected without other candidates. They were elected for a period of three years.
Pie Munksgaard, Hornborg and Jan Sohn, Ballerup were elected for the alternate posts for one year.
Look forward to read this spring edition of News & Views, nr. 35. Among other good articles we bring fresh and good news from Vietnam about why these women on the front cover look so happy!
Read the magazine here in this website.
It is the plan that more than 10,000 Tanzanian small scale farmers over the next 3 years will be ecologically certified in order to build a stable supply of organic sunflower seeds to the company Vantage Organic Foods Ltc., - an Indian-owned feed company specializing in supplying organic raw feed to the international market.
The project in Tanzania is supported by AMTD, Agricultural Markets Development Trust - a joint venture established between DANIDA, SIDA, Irish Aid and Swiss Development Corporation.
For several years, ADDA has been working to create the prerequisites for launching such an extensive project. Read about ADDAs new role as development actor in Povl Nørgaard´s interview with ADDA´s project leader Erik Schiøtz Pedersen in the new News & Views no. 35.
See the project description here.
Good cooperation with Japanese bank on microcredit to Agricultural Cooperatives in Cambodia
The need of credit for the purchase of seed, manure, herd and feed etc. is great in Cambodia, but loans are expensive, and they are difficult to achieve. The Agricultural Cooperatives (AC) have, however, established good cooperation with the Japanese bank ´Idemitsu Credit Co.´ Read Project Coordinator, Kjeld Vodder Nielsen´s article here.
Organic farming in Vietnam
I Vietnam, ADDA is working on organic farming to strengthen the ability og ethnic minorities to cultivate, eat and sell healthy and pesticide- free agricultural products. Read more about the project here.
New ´EASY´- project in Cambodia
The EASY project is a continuation of the COSIS project. Particularly poor women have raised their standard of living through ADDA's Self-help Program. They form agricultural cooperation associations with their own leadership, and they continue to gain greater and greater influence in their civil society. It is the project's purpose to support this good development, as well as to form a union of cooperative associations in Cambodia. Read more….