Cooperatives offer opportunities that smallholders could not achieve individually. Rome -- Smallholder farmers gain big benefits from agricultural cooperatives including bargaining power and resource sharing that lead to food security and poverty reduction for millions, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Program (WFP) stressed today on the occasion of the launch of the International Year of Cooperatives 2012 (IYC) in New York.
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