IAKIB is one of the best performing dairy farmers’ cooperative unions in Rwanda. It has its headquarters in Gicumbi district in the Northern Province, Rwanda
The cooperative also provides a number of services to its members such as Veterinary and drug services, maize flour for human consumption, animal feeds, milk equipments, credit, training and health insurance. All these promote the sense of ownership. The cooperative is in a serious need of improving the services it provides to its members but also to diversify products by bringing in new brands and specific services for the interest of its members.
IAKIB is a Dairy farmer’s cooperative organization operating and residing in Gicumbi district in the Northern Province of Rwanda. IAKIB cooperative has a membership of more than 2500 dairy farmers and as of current trend, the number is steadily increasing. It is anticipated that, the membership will reach more than five thousand dairy farmers in the very near future.
IAKIB was initiated and established by the dairy farmers of Gicumbi with the main objective of uniting them to collectively deal with dairy farming issues as well as collecting milk and selling to processors or directly to consumers through various means.
IAKIB Cooperative is legally registered under Rwanda Cooperative Agency RCA and officiated in the official gazette and employs 37 permanent staff (8 female & 29 males). The cooperative is located in Gitaba village, Gihembe cell, and Kageyo sector of Gicumbi district in the Northern Province of Rwanda