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FUCORIRWA

Dec 21, 2021 By: NCCR Admin

FUCORIRWA facilitated unions in collection of rice harvest and transport of production, negotiated in setting up minimum price, other businesses to improve the lives of members like Hotel, tracks for transport ; Partnership with banks/MFIs for loans, Social support fund and health insurance, facilitate in access to agriculture inputs and pesticides, the unions share regulations among cooperative members,
Rice growers work with the following issues as : (i) Facing with the climate change, (ii)Cooperative does not have direct access to the market ; (iii) Price of production vs factory ; (iv) Need of zoning for the production ; (v) Lack of sufficient infrastructures : Some are very old (drying, collection yards) ; (vi) Many unregulated partners, (vii) Lack of clear channel for access to agricultural inputs ; (viii) Poor records of production and area cultivated : no comparisons and measure the progress and projection.
For solving the problems which humping rice subsector, it needs the following : Advocacy on opportunities in cooperatives sector : self-managing of agriculture fertilizer and pesticides for cost reduction, Advocacy on self-import/ trading, Advocacy for access to loans, improving the image of cooperative not generalization that all are poorly managed, Advocacy for prices of ingredients and pesticide, Advocacy for building dig to avoiding flooding damages and Training of staff and study tours.