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The State of Sustainability Initiatives Review 2014, Potts, Jason, and Lynch Matthew , 06/2014, p.135-155, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
The Role of Cooperative Organizations in Rural Community Development in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges, Hussain, Muhammad Shehu , Academic Research International , 05/2014, Volume 5, Issue 3, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, NIGERIA., (2014) , (Academic Publication)
Analysis of Incentives and Disincentives for Cocoa In Ghana , Asante-Poku, A, and Angelucci F , 04/2013, Accra, (2013) , (Academic Publication)
Internal Marketing Policy of Cocoa in Ghana: Farmers’ Incentives and Challenges, Adu-Appiah, A., A. Seini Wayo, Mensah-Bonsu A., and Dzomeku B.M. , International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, 12/2013, Volume 4, Issue 4, p.664, (2013) , (Academic Publication)
Social Innovation Among Ethnics in Cocoa Farming at Sulawesi, Indonesia , Fahmid, Imam Mujahidin , Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare , 11/2013, Volume Vol.3, Issue 15, (2013) , (Academic Publication)
An Analysis of Yield Gap and Some Factors of Cocoa (Theobroma cacao) Yields in Ghana, F., Aneani, and K Ofori-Frimpong , Sustainable Agriculture Research, 09/2013, Volume 2, Issue 4, (2013) , (Academic Publication)

The Role of Cooperative Organizations in Rural Community Development in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges

TitleThe Role of Cooperative Organizations in Rural Community Development in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsHussain, Muhammad Shehu
JournalAcademic Research International
Volume5
Issue3
Date Published05/2014
PublisherDepartment of Adult Education and Extension Services
Place PublishedUsmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, NIGERIA.
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywords''cooperative'', ''Nigeria''
Lead

Cooperative organizations serves as an effective rural community development vehicle by their nature they build economic self reliance and civil society. The paper examined the historical development of cooperative organizations that is how friendly societies emerged among working class group to protect themselves against life hazards through mutual insurance, numbering over a million by 1834, the concepts of cooperative organization and types were also highlighted, cooperative principles were discussed amongst which open and voluntary membership, membership economic participation, autonomy and independence. The paper went ahead to discussed on the roles of cooperative organizations in rural community development. Challenges and prospects were enumerated and discussed. Finally suggestions were proffered on how to improve on the activities of cooperative organization in Nigeria which include amongst others: need to educate members of cooperative organizations for optimum results, there should be proper supervision by government, organize literacy programme for members at grassroots.

URLhttp://www.savap.org.pk/journals/ARInt./Vol.5(3)/2014(5.3-21).pdf

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