Stichting ICCO (ICCO Cooperation)

Aim of the organisation

We envision a world where people are empowered to build sustainable livelihoods within a society that upholds their rights. Our mission is to strengthen sustainable agricultural systems and realize resilient communities, with a special focus on women and youth.

Our goals are:
- Food and Nutrition Security of Smallholder Farmers and Their households
- Economic Empowerment of Smallholder Farmers and Small and Medium Enterprises
- Resilient and Disaster-Prepared Communities

Our focus areas are:
- Blending Finance
- Climate Resilient Food Systems
- New Technologies
- Youth Entrepreneurship

Our goals are closely aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals 2 and 8:
- Zero hunger
- Decent work and economic growth

In addition, they also contribute to the SDGs 6, 10, 11, 12, 17:
- Clean water and sanitation
- Reduced inequalities
- Sustainable cities and communities
- Responsible consumption and production
- partnership for the goals

Organisation activities

1. Food and nutrition security: We strengthen the capacities of individual households to produce sufficient food, while also earning an income from farming. We build the capacity of producer organizations so they can support poor households and contribute to awareness raising and advocacy at promoting healthy and sustainable food and nutrition practices for all household members.

2. Economic empowerment: We support poor farmers and producer organizations to seize economic opportunities to improve and sustain farmers’ livelihoods. The Market Systems Development approach is used to facilitate access to resources. Capacity development helps to enhance farmers’ technical and business skills.

3. Emergency response: We respond to emergencies and create resilient communities that are adequately prepared for, and can effectively respond to disasters. We integrate disaster risk reduction and resilience strategies in our food security, economic empowerment and humanitarian programs.

Country
Netherlands
Date joined
2020
Membership status
Full

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