Land O’Lakes International Development
Land O’Lakes Venture37 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to helping communities around the world thrive through agriculture. Affiliated with Land O’Lakes, Inc., Venture37 has more than 40 years of experience implementing agricultural development projects in more than 80 countries around the world. Venture37 strengthens economies by improving local agriculture, helping agribusinesses create jobs and linking farmers to markets. It delivers integrated solutions that help build and improve food and agriculture systems through more competitive markets, more resilient systems, healthier and more nutrition-secure communities, and more inclusive societies.
Land O’Lakes has implemented cooperative development programs since 1991. The most recent program is the Cooperative Development Activity 4 (CD4) operating in Malawi, Rwanda, and Lebanon. In each of these countries, CD4 will strengthen the enabling environment for cooperatives through tailored technical assistance to apex organizations and by transitioning the established cooperative learning platform to local ownership. In collaboration with these apex organizations, Venture37 will also provide technical support to primary cooperatives to strengthen their business performance and self-reliance. Finally, Venture37 will disseminate project learnings and research to improve the cooperative communities understanding of the sector.