S.P.R.I.N.G [ Strengthening CSO’s Participation for a Responsible and Inclusive agriculture Growth through the development of rural cooperatives]
The Project is defined inside the framework of the EU CSOs-LAs Thematic Program and it is coordinated by Society for the Protection and Assistance of Socially Predicted (SPASDI) with the support of the Italian NGO Haliéus.
The SPRING project (Strengthening CSO’s Participation for a Responsible and INclusive agriculture Growth through the development of the rural cooperatives), The Project started from this approach for pursuing the General Objective of enhancing the Iranian CSO’s contribution to governance and development process. Their project will contribute to this general objective through a participative approach having the Specific Objective to “Strengthen the capacity of cooperatives and cooperative associations to promote inclusive and sustainable growth, by supporting the rural producers in the County of Bam”. SPASDI and Helieus shall cooperate to carry out the Project activities adopting a collaborative and participatory approach, ensuring the achievement of the Project impact.
The rural producers’ organizations and cooperatives are the targeted group of the Project. At least 20 managers and 20 women active in the agricultural sector will benefit from a capacity-building process directly. At least 300 farmers will participate in the awareness raising events. Moreover, this multi-stakeholder approach will be strengthened through the activation of a Consultation Mechanisms, involves the CSOs and at least 30 public and private stakeholders.
More broadly the producers in the agricultural sector of Bam (about 37,000), with particular attention to youth and women, represent the final beneficiaries of the SPRING Project. The local community of Bam (about 200,000 people) and Kerman province (about 2.5 million people) will also benefit from the Project activities carries out in the area.
Expected Results of the project
ER1.A new mechanism for consultation, coordination and cooperation on the rural development strategy pf the county of Bam, is established among public, private and civil society sectors.
ER2.An innovative development Strategy for the valorization of the agricultural products of the county of Bam is tested, implemented and scaled up through a multi-actor partnership
ER3.A system of permanent professional training boosting the capacity, professionalism and competences of agricultural cooperative managers, rural producers and women, is in place.