Introduction to Agricultural Co-operatives (Micro-credential)

EcoQuest Education Foundation Te Rarangahau Taiao

Subject area

Land, Parks and Wildlife Management

Qualification

Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

This course is open to anyone engaged in, or interested in establishing / working with small-scale service or production cooperatives.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this micro-credential is to empower individuals and small groups of producers or processors of agriculture and food products with the skills and knowledge to establish, and successfully run either service or production cooperatives. At a macroscale, there are a number of sophisticated cooperatives in New Zealand, with the top 30 producing $42.3 billion, having 1.4 million members and employing 48,000 people (Garnevska et al 2017)1 However, at a smaller scale there are a number of innovative and alternative agri-food producers that would benefit from a more formal cooperation on some elements, rather than competition.

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Transpower Rural Communities Trust Tertiary Grant

Provided by:

Rural Communities Trust

Website:

http://www.ruralcommunitiestrust.org.nz

Value:

So far, almost 1,000 grants have been approved, totaling well over $600,000.

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Wakatū Tertiary Education Scholarship

Provided by:

Wakatu Incorporation New Zealand

Website:

http://www.wakatu.org/tertiary-education-scholarships-form/

Value:

Fees and Books

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 232 2501
Fax: (09) 232 2501
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