Coffee Cooperative Restructuring component of USAID market sector liberalization
project (PRAMS I). Developed and coordinated manager training and farmer extension.
Taught basic accounting, bookkeeping, and cost recovery principles to the managers of 11 village-based Cameroonian coffee cooperatives.
Provided Cameroonian coffee cooperatives direct access to the international robusta coffee market for the first time by determining that existing processing equipment could be reconfigured to grade robusta coffee. This increased profits by eliminating intermediaries.
Conducted cooperative and democratic education in Africa with cooperatives and farming groups.
Educated farmers and cooperative officials, in Creole, about the provisions of a recently enacted national cooperative law.
Taught the principles, challenges, and opportunities of coffee market liberalization to Cameroonian cooperative officials and 2000 coffee farmers.
Advised cooperative management in drafting new governance arrangements that would conform to the new cooperative law, yet be appropriate to the village culture.