USAID COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

GENEX is an implementing partner in the Cooperative Development Program (CDP) focused on developing farmer cooperatives in South Africa and Peru.  The cooperative model allows farmers to work together to develop market linkages for their products and expand farm services available in local communities by working with business, industry, government, and associations.

Partner cooperatives receive training and technical assistance in:

  • Cooperative governance—legal compliance, organizational structure, governance, cooperative culture, purpose and member focus
  • Agriculture and animal husbandry—farm management, animal nutrition, improved genetics
  • Business operations—accounting, business plans, access to credit, marketing and processing, value-chain networking


GENEX has focuses on strengthening farmer cooperative competitiveness through the CDP since 2010.  Our model utilizes a time-proven strategy to create new, expanded and more stable business activities, designed to continue long after donor funding has ended.

Learn more about the CDP impact in South Africa