SAFE have developed a new knowledge based and multi staged approach - using Stage Gate Business Development Model - of supporting farmers cooperative enterprises toward sustainability and following standard business practices. For this, a Sustainability Enterprise Tool was developed and has the flexibility to be tailored to specific context / sector of the client / cooperative’s interest. This Tool covers 5 Sustainability Dimensions of Cooperative Growth (Foundation, Capital Structure, Financial Health, Value proposition to Farmers, Value proposition to market, and Governance) and is useful to:
To take it to scale, SAFE’s Business Advisory Center for Cooperativeshas partnered with CCOAIB and Rwanda Cooperative Agency to develop and roll out the Coop Index, a set of standards indices / indicators to be measured on annual basis to all Cooperatives registered in Rwanda beginning in year 2015.
SAFE is an exciting organisation, established as a multisectorial think tank which has a vision to change lives through inclusive growth and sustainable development.