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Policy case study East African Community - Supporting public hearings on the East African Community Cooperative Societies Bill
August 2015

Cooperatives play a significant role in the economies of the five countries of EAC. There are more than 30,000 registered cooperatives in the region and the movement employs – directly or indirectly – more than 15 million people. About half of these cooperatives are related to agriculture. Savings and credit cooperatives are also becoming increasingly popular in the region.


Farmer organizations, Rural finance