The "Cooperative Life Cycle Framework" is a dynamic training tool developed by Prof. Cook (2018) at the University of Missouri, in order to help the managers diagnose the problems faced by their agricultural cooperatives as they grow and evolve over time, and device strategic solutions to capitalize on and sustain their business activities. Read here how EDC applies this framework in the African context.

The "Cooperative Management Test and Questionnaire" developed by CIAT (CGIAR) to assess management capacity and commercial performance of agricultural cooperatives in Africa, with regard to:

  • business/members ratio
  • organizational professionalization
  • capture management
  • product specialization
  • member satisfaction