As part of the collaboration with CEFA Onlus on the project: “Strengthening livelihoods of rural agro-pastoralists in Kitui East Sub County, Kenya”, Coopermondo carried out a mission from 27th February to 26th March 2016. The agenda was set for delivering a training to trainers on associative dynamics, on the benefits to access the market in a cooperative way and on the accompainment process of establishing Savings & Loans groups. Moreover, a qualitative analysis of socio-economic data collected during the investigation in the area of Kitui was carried out.
The project, funded by the Italian Cooperation for Development and the European Union, aims to provide 5,000 beneficiaries with basic training on the agribusiness management, technical training on water supply, as well as support in cultivation practices in arid areas through the promotion of local agricultural products. The training, delivered by Coopermondo and CEFA consultants during the mission, allowed local Field Officers to convey to farmers information and knowledge on the mobilization of individual farmers into associations / cooperatives in order to help them maximize the efficiency of their production and face the market cooperatively. This training provides a collective vision in productive activity and access to the market in an area where subsistence agriculture has long been the engine of everyday life.