Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO Cooperation) isan international non-governmental organisation founded in 1964 and implementing programs with partners in Central, Eastern and Southern Africa since the 1980s.
Our vision is a just world without poverty. A world where people claim and assume their rights in a sustainable civil society.
ICCO Cooperation is implementing the “Strengthening African Rural Smallholders (STARS)” program in collaboration with ICCO Terrafina and in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation. STARS is a 5-year program running from 2016 to 2020, aiming to increase food security and income of smallholder farmers in Rwanda, Ethiopia, Senegal and Burkina Faso by facilitating access to financial markets and agricultural services. Key to the program is that it strives for market-based systemic change by developing and piloting business models in value chains and value chain finance that can be replicated by independent market actors.