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ACDI/VOCA General Presentation. ACDI/VOCA is an international economic development firm dedicated to improving lives and livelihoods worldwide through Agribusiness Systems Enterprise Development Financial Services Community Development. founded in 1963 by major U.S. farm cooperatives

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  • founded in 1963 by major U.S. farm cooperatives dedicated to improving lives and livelihoods worldwide through

  • 1997 merger of Agricultural Cooperative Development International & Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance resulted in the name ACDI/VOCA


Vision
VISION dedicated to improving lives and livelihoods worldwide through

  • A world in which people are empowered to succeed in the global economy


Mission
MISSION dedicated to improving lives and livelihoods worldwide through

  • To promote economic opportunities for cooperatives, enterprises and communities worldwide through the application of sound business practice


Values
VALUES dedicated to improving lives and livelihoods worldwide through

  • commitment to beneficiaries

  • stewardship of development resources

  • qualified, empowered and diverse staff


Enterprise development using value chain approaches to enable enterprise growth
Enterprise Development dedicated to improving lives and livelihoods worldwide throughUsing value chain approaches to enable enterprise growth

  • We improve the productivity and competitiveness of industries and ensure that small enterprises benefit from participation.


Agribusiness systems improving performance ensuring sustainability
Agribusiness Systems dedicated to improving lives and livelihoods worldwide throughImproving performance, ensuring sustainability

  • We target growth industries and address the performance of a range of agribusiness stakeholders.


Financial services expanding services building competitiveness
Financial Services dedicated to improving lives and livelihoods worldwide throughExpanding services, building competitiveness

  • We use an integrated approach to close gaps in the delivery of financial services and financially empower beneficiaries.


Community development building a solid foundation for social and economic gains
Community Development dedicated to improving lives and livelihoods worldwide throughBuilding a solid foundation for social and economic gains

  • We address immediate needs for recovery, stability and generation of economic and social capital, always with an eye to long-term development.


  • 82 active projects in 38 countries

  • $90 million in revenues in 2007

  • 842 employees (118 in U.S., 724 overseas)


Distinguished by
Distinguished by: broad-based economic growth, raised living standards and created vibrant communities.

  • Values

  • Knowledge & Capacity

  • Sustainability

  • Readiness & Resilience

  • Accessibility & Scale

  • Technical & Management Expertise

  • Synergies through Partnerships


Value chain approach
Value Chain Approach broad-based economic growth, raised living standards and created vibrant communities.

  • participatory, stake­holder-driven

  • strengthens or restructures relationships and addresses constraints

  • increases the competitiveness of an industry and the ability of small firms to contribute to and benefit from this competitiveness


A leader in commodity management
A Leader in Commodity Management broad-based economic growth, raised living standards and created vibrant communities.

  • Since 1989 ACDI/VOCA has

    • monetized over 900,000 MT of commodity, valued at almost $270 million

    • managed the distribution of approximately 35,000 MT of commodity, including nonfat dried milk, cornmeal, rice, corn-soy blend and vegetable oil


Volunteers an important resource
Volunteers: An Important Resource broad-based economic growth, raised living standards and created vibrant communities.

  • We implement approximately 300 volunteer assignments per year.

  • Our volunteers save the U.S. government $10 million per year.

  • We manages a volunteer databases that includes more than 8,800 experts.


Acdi voca s members
ACDI/VOCA’s Members: broad-based economic growth, raised living standards and created vibrant communities.

  • AgriBank

  • CHS, Inc.

  • CoBank, ACB

  • Cooperative Resources International

  • GROWMARK, Inc.

  • Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd.

  • Land O’Lakes

  • National Council of Farmer Cooperatives

  • Nationwide

  • Southern States Cooperative, Inc.

  • Mid-America Consultants International

  • Cooperative Resources International


Celebrating 45 years of empowering broad-based economic growth, raised living standards and created vibrant communities.

people to succeed in the global economy.


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