ICCO Cooperation

NGO / development agency

Utrecht, Netherlands

About Us

ICCO Cooperation is a global, non-governmental organization. We work towards a world in which people can live in dignity and well-being, a world without poverty and injustice. 

ICCO gives people the opportunity to link up to viable and sustainable agri-business value chains, acquire income and produce sufficient and quality food for a balanced diet. We connect organizations and investors, and develop skills to enhance farmers’ livelihoods. We also support organizations that help farmers obtain land titles, and we work with private sector businesses that purchase produce, set quality standards and strengthen producer organizations.

There is not a one-off solution to end poverty and injustice. Also there are no quick fixes either. From more than 50 years of experience we know that multistakeholder and public private partnerships help a lot to achieve success. Therefore we facilitate, broker and invest in collaborations between civil society organizations, (social) enterprises and governments. We believe in deploying joint innovative capacities and sharing values.

Blending for development

Many of our programs are characterized by a blended approach. We apply and combine funding sources, different financing instruments and business entities from the Foundation ICCO and the Fair & Sustainable Holding B.V. In this we accept a certain measure of risk-taking by combining grant based co-financing with non-grant based funding mechanisms like loans, equity and impact investments.

ICCO Cooperation is a member of the Dutch AgriProFocus network.

For more information, please visit: http://www.icco-cooperation.org/en

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