Support to Agricultural Cooperatives in Togo (COTPAT)
Within the framework of its partnership with Federcasse, Fondazione Aurora has launched a programme to support the Cooperative des transformateurs des produits agricoles au Togo (COTPAT), a grouping of 39 cooperatives processing agricultural products distributed throughout the Togolese national territory. COTPAT involves 676 agri-food producers and 125 processors of agricultural products.
In collaboration with Federcasse, Coopermondo/Confcooperative and the “Italian pool of BCCs for Togo”, Fondazione Aurora is participating in the project “Développer et intégrer les chaines de valeur dans l’agriculture togolaise par l’instrument des coopératives“, which involves supporting the activities of MIFA (Mécanisme Incitatif de Financement Agricole Fondé sur le partage des risques), a Togolese government agency committed to supporting cooperatives in the agricultural sector.
The cooperatives participate in the business platform organized to encourage, also through matching, greater involvement of Italian companies in projects aimed at reaching the Sustainable Development Goals in partner countries.
The platform aims at promoting effective partnerships between public, public-private and civil society actors (Target 17.1) and at strengthening the role of the private sector as a driver of development and growth in complex geographies.