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Ever Blandon
Caribbean / Belize
Age: 36 años

Contact me and find out how we organise ourselves in our Cooperative! 

Category: Agriculture
Speciality: Organisational development
Value chain: Vegetables
Province: Cayo
Municipality: Valley of Peace

Ever is Chairman of Valley of peace Lagoon Farmers Cooperative Society Ltd, a well-recognised associative enterprise of local vegetable producers who market their produce mainly in the local market.


As a newly registered cooperative, formed by villagers in the Valley of peace, Cayo district, it now has 42 members, 7 women and 4 youth, with the aim of supplying high quality produce and meeting customer demand by improving the lifestyle of the community and its members.


Moreover, with the guidance and support of public organisations such as the Ministry of Agriculture and the Department of Cooperatives, they have been improving and implementing new practices that can help them achieve their goal.



CAPABILITIES
  • Development of a functional committee.
  • Encourage the members to apply their knowledge and skill, to share their way of seeing the performance of the cooperative.
  • Ability to cooperate with organization for development of the cooperative.
  • Ability to improve membership agronomic practices for better development and production of the vegetables.
GOOD PRACTICES
  • Improve administrative operations.
  • Improve and operate efficient and effective business organization.
  • Respond to costumers needs.
  • Be an innovative leader by adopting new technologies and methods.
  • As a cooperative a business plan has been developed but still in process to receive results.
SOLUTIONS APPLIED
  • Adapting to changes.
  • Improvement and consideration taken on the area of mismanagement or a problem in the company.
STUDIES AND TRAINING
  • Implementation of cover structures (greenhouses)
  • Knowledge on the added value of vegetables
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