The Department is responsible for formulating and implementing policies and strategies to facilitate the promotion, establishment, and monitoring of co-operative businesses. Training and up skilling of Co-operative members and officials is also a key role of the Department.
Since its introduction in 1947 cooperatives have played significant role in graduating the rural population from subsistence to commercial business practices.
Department of Cooperatives Businesses focuses towards providing enabling environment towards attaining the coop sector’s goal to sustain a 5% contribution to GDP by 2020. This entails promoting the development and establishment of rural agro-based production and marketing businesses. It is further responsible for formulating enabling policies and laying down strategies that develop the cooperative sector and ensuring that they operate in compliance with the Cooperative Act.
Department of Cooperatives
Asset Management Building
Victoria Parade, Suva
Director & Registrar of Cooperatives
P.O. Box 2356
Phone: (679) 3314675
Fax: (679) 3303431