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Sorosoro Ibaba Development Cooperative (SIDC): Best Practices and innovations for the ASEAN Economic Integration

Sorosoro Ibaba Development Cooperative (SIDC): Best Practices and innovations for the ASEAN Economic Integration

This paper presents the case of Sorosoro Ibaba Development Cooperative (SIDC), the biggest and most successful agricultural cooperative in the Philippines. SIDC has been operating for 47 years already and currently has a total membership of 20,991. Its key business activities include feed milling and hog raising.  Among the best practices and innovations adopted by SIDC are the following: (a) the balance between economic viability and social relevance; (b) the two level enterprise operation of the cooperative; (c) the assured quality and safety of goods and services; and (d) vertical integration of SIDC’s feed to hog businesses.

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# Philippines, Sorosoro Ibaba Development Cooperative, Economic Integration

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