Supporting PACU Strategy: Strengthened Cooperative Movement

Start Year:
End Year:
Budget (€):
Budget range (€):
5.000 - 100.000
Local empowerment
Type of Activity:
Social Integration
CEDP Organisation: Lead Organisation(s):
We Effect
Agricultural Cooperative Union of Palestine

Project Objectives

The project aims at strengthening the agricultural coops and rural development in general ‎through strengthening PACU’s capacities in providing collective services for its members, thus, the ‎member coop societies are strengthened to address the needs and rights of their members and ‎communities. Also, this project will promote gender equality through advocacy campaigns and promoting women participation and focus on women entrepreneurship ‎components. 


Results expected from this project:‎
• Strengthened organisational Capacities of PACU and its member coops through increased ‎membership of the agricultural coops.‎
• Upgrading and implementing the M&E system.‎
• Increased business capacity of PACU and its members through providing business development ‎services and updating and implementing PACU’s annual business plan. ‎
• Improved service delivery to member coops by facilitating collective purchases and creating ‎marketing channels for member coops. ‎
• Improved agricultural sustainable production by advocating and supporting Good Agricultural ‎Practices and quality standards to members and improving the quality of the cooperative ‎members’ products.‎
• Promoted women equal rights of access to economic opportunities and participation at PACU and ‎its members by: ‎
- the FRAS system to measure fair resource allocation (50% to women)
- Increasing women members' participation in the coops ‎
- Women empowerment trainings in leadership and management skills.‎
- Promoting and advocating for women’s rights and gender equality (advocacy campaign)‎



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