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An Oxfam report, Ripe for Change: Ending human suffering in supermarket supply chainsnotes that ‘small-scale farmers benefit from much higher shares of the end consumer price − around 26% − where they are organised in cooperatives which can achieve economies of scale up to the point of export, compared with those who are not and retain only around 4%’ (Page 19 of the summary).

‘When I joined the cooperative, we were trained, we learned and I felt relieved that I would have a good life one day […] what makes me proud in life is when I buy clothes or food when my children need it.” − Tuzamurane Cooperative member, Rwanda
 

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