PEDACON Cooperative Society
The goal of PEDACON is strategizing ways of elevating individual farmers and communities using local innovative solution that are holistic, sustainable and evidence led.
PEDACON was formed in 2012 as farmers group comprising of 45 members, 15 which are female and 30 males. In 2015, PEDACON became a full cooperative after registering with ministry of trade and industry under cooperative act CAP 112 with certificate number P4207/RCS .
PEDACON currently has 2329 members with 1300 female and 1029 males. The PEDACON is a strategic response to artificial constraints to the full experience of farmers’ potential
The goal of PEDACON is strategizing ways of elevating individual farmers and communities using local innovative solution that are holistic, sustainable and evidence led Connected to this initiative, PEDACON cooperative engages in creative thinking, stimulative training of local farmers, encouragement of modern farming methods, search for market produce, evidence based community service, interfacing with co-operative members and strategic partnership and investment.
GOVERNANCE: The PEDACON co-operative is governed by nine (9) member board of governors who are dynamic and committed team. The board members are elected by members of the co-operative after every one year in the annual general meeting.
VISION: Evaluate poor rural farmers (males and female) ability to initiate and sustain their own self reliance
Our Objectives and Achievements
- To train farmers on new modern methods of farming
- To train farmers on cross cutting issues like HIV/AIDS and environment.
- To link and network with other relevant organizations, institutions to widen farmers’ opportunity to benefit from government and NGOs programs.
- To link farmers to national and international market for their produce after bulking
- We have mobilized farmers to join the PEDACON co-operative (currently 2329 members)
- We trained farmers on herbicide application.
- Trained farmers on how to add values on their produce and bulking to attract better prices.
- We trained executives and members by Calusa, Amolatar local government and Uhuru institute