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Cooperatives: issues and trends in developing countries

 

This report is the outcome of a workshop held in 2003. A number of developing countries have shown interest in cooperatives as a way for smallholders to obtain some market power, especially where old institutions have disappeared or are losing their relevance. The purpose of the workshop was to cover the broad range of issues and trends associated with cooperatives, drawing on relevant experiences of developing and developed countries. It is hoped that some research partnerships may evolve from this work.