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

Diamond Jubilee Agricultural Tertiary Bursary

Provided by:

Rural Women New Zealand

Website:

https://ruralwomennz.nz/services/charitable-grants/

Value:

$1,000.00

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Lawson Robinson Hawke’s Bay Scholarship

Provided by:

Victoria University of Wellington

Website:

http://www.showgroundshb.co.nz/admin/uploads/file/2019-lawrob-scholarship2.pdf

Value:

$3000 (incl GST), payable towards their course fees.

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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
Email: eqhq@ecoquest.co.nz
Web: http://ecoquest.org

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Sources

NZQA supplies course information based on material from the provider.

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