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The cooperative movement in Trentino

More than two hundred and twenty seven thousand individuals, in a population of approximately five hundred thousand inhabitants in Trentino, are members of cooperatives. This means that two families in every three are involved in the cooperative movement. Not only that! If the number of existing cooperatives, a few more than six hundred, is compared with the number of municipal areas, 217, it [...]

Coop’Art – Express Yourself

As part of our International Year Celebrations, the ICA launched a global artistic competition designed to encourage young people (16-35) to creatively express their views on co-operative principles. There were three different categories for the competition: music, video and photography. The aim was to create a song, a video or a photograph that promotes the principles of co-operation in a way attractive [...]

Sowing best practices in agriculture with cooperatives

Individual farmers in a small community in Eastern Uganda made little profit, but together in a cooperative, farmers were empowered to improve farming techniques and market trades. “It is very exciting to see how our Depot Committee is emerging to be a pillar of hope for the farmers in a very short time…,” said Charles Mapulo, manager, Byamba Depot Committee. The farmers [...]

Celebration and promotion for Kenya’s co-operative movement

CAK together with the other stakeholders launched the 2012 International Year of Co-operatives on the 29th November, 2011 where His Excellency, Hon. Mwai Kibaki, E.G.H., M. P, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kenya was the Chief Guest of Honor. The event was marked with exhibitions, entertainment and key speeches on Co-operative enterprises. The year 2012 as [...]

2012 Cooperative Week – October 13-20, 2012

In July of 2012, the United States Senate passed a resolution declaring 2012 the International Year of Cooperatives. In September of 2012, the states of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan proclaimed October 13-20 as 2012 Cooperative Week. International years are declared by the United Nations, to draw attention to and encourage action on major issues. The International Year of Cooperatives is intended to [...]

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