Livestock Cooperatives Development Project in the Central-Eastern Region
The project is to benefit 11,500 rural families in the province of Camagüey, most of whom live in the municipalities of Guaímaro, Sibanicú, Camagüey y Jimaguayú. These families belong to or have links with the livestock sector, which was once flourishing in the area but has been declining since the 1990s due to lack of investments.
The project aims to promote the sustainable growth of the livestock sector by increasing the production and sale of milk and meat. Increased delivery of milk and increased sale of beef are expected to result in higher average net incomes for members of the 105 cooperatives participating in the project and in higher employment opportunities for wage-earning rural workers and technicians working as service providers for the livestock cooperatives and in the related agro-industrial processing facilities.
These objectives will be achieved by implementing cooperative development plans and services to increase their production and sales of milk and meat in a sustainable manner. The project will also improve the cooperatives' managerial and organizational capacities, with special emphasis on the empowerment of women and young people.
Stronger livestock cooperatives are expected to create a "virtuous circle", resulting in benefits for the entire economy of Camagüey's rural areas, enabling service providers to substantially improve the frequency and quality of their services, including technical assistance. Beyond the cooperatives, the capacity to transport and process milk and meat products will be strengthened.
03 December 2016
2016 - 2024
Total Project Cost
US$ 50 million
US$ 11.9 million
Agence française de développement US$ 28.1 million
National Government US$ 10 million