Regional Project for Promoting Cooperative Self-help Organisations in Asia

Start Year:
End Year:
Budget range (€):
> 1.000.000
Agriculture and Fishery
Type of Activity:
Consulting (i.e. advocacy, organizational, ICT, etc.)
Training and Capacity Building
Technology and Knowledge Exchange
Institutional Building (i.e. advocacy, etc.)
Network Building and Strengthening
Legal Framework and Policy Reform
CEDP Organisation: Lead Organisation(s):
Ministry for Industry and Trade (MIT), Directorate General for Organisations - Turkey
Ministry for Agriculture (MARA), Directorate General for Organisations and Promotion TEDGEM – Turkey
koy-koop (agricultural sector federation)
hay-koop(agricultural sector federation)
or-koop(agricultural sector federation)
tkk(agricultural sector federation)
national federation turkiye koop

Project Objectives

Strengthening cooperative structures in agriculture, services and finance and thereby enable the participation of economically disadvantaged groups in the economic process


DGRV follows a multi-level approach: The individual cooperative – i.e. at the micro-level – needs a consistent business orientation, adequate internal organization and well-trained managers and staff. In addition, the cooperative must be part of an integrated subsidiarity-based network at the meso-level in order for it to benefit from services provided by specialized central enterprises and associations, such as for training and auditing. At the macro-level, the government must create an adequate legal and regulatory framework for cooperative activities. Fields of activity in Turkey are: - Consultancy to pilot cooperatives on local level to improve their services to members - Support of integration into a multi-level cooperative organization and promotion of an information exchange between the different actors - Training schemes on the topics: Basic knowledge and potential of entrepreneurial market-oriented cooperatives (aims, tasks, organisational structures, activities, etc.) for economic working and income generation, function of cooperative federations, cooperative audit, relevance of savings and credit cooperatives - Consultancy to agricultural cooperatives, federations, for the set-up of business an investment plans and at local level for the set-up of a system of cooperative credit banks, audit, training - Support of legal and regulatory framework.

The project is financed by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).



Cooperatives Europe
Avenue Milcamps 105
B - 1030 Bruxelles
VAT: BE 0879.795.938
+32 2 743 10 33


This website has been co-funded by the European Union. The content of this website is the sole responsibility of Cooperatives Europe  and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union