Tony Gaiyu

Cooperative group paving way for rural development

Chairman of Basamuk Cooperative Society Group, Tony Gaiyu, pointed this out recently.

Gaiyu also gave an illustration that the establishment of the  Basamuk Cocoa Cooperative Society Group (BCCSG) in the far-flung corner of Rai Coast district, in Madang Province, had greatly eased the burden of  many rural farmers. They can now access farm supplies and sell their cocoa produce right near their doorsteps.

“When you are better organised into groups and with your produce in big quantity, you have the bargaining power,” Gaiyu explained.