Cooperatives have become a social economic necessity, providing small-scale farmers a viable alternative to become competitive with large scale economic agents and increase bargaining power relative to suppliers of materials and agricultural markets.
Within this context, a management skills training for board members of five cooperative was organised by the National Farmers Federation of Moldova (NFFMD), the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment (MARDE) and the EU-funded Project “Technical Assistance for the Implementation of the Sector Reform Contract: European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD)”.
The training was delivered over two days in the period 6 – 7 December 2018 in Chisinau and the purpose of this training was to build and strengthen the capacity of staff from five Cooperative enterprises. These entrepreneurial type cooperatives enterprises were established with the support of the NFFM.
The training was provided by a Legal Expert on Cooperative activity and a Cooperative Business Planning Expert and covered a range of topics, including the local legal framework, organizational principles, Internal regulations and membership rights & obligations in the context of Entrepreneurial Cooperative (EC) activity.
Participants from outside of Chisinau, stayed overnight in the Labour Institute which further facilitated the exchange of experience and ideas among the Board members.
Additional information on the event can be obtained from the ENPARD Technical Assistance Project (Ms. Tatiana Plosnita – plosnita@agrotec-