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History & Development of Cooperatives

Learning Objectives

The cause and necessity of cooperatives is the specific market position of the individual small farmer within the supply chain of agricultural products. 1913 the cooperative movement was started. Its birth was to respond to unfavorable trade terms and fight the exploitative forces of colonial administrators.


  • Understand how cooperatives are started.
  • Understand what cooperatives stand for.
  • Be able to operate and conduct business within the cooperatives definition.

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Enrolled: 708 students
Duration: 2 hours
Lectures: 17
Video: 10 mins
Level: Beginner