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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 [...]

Solidarity Group helping farmers in Brazil

Saturday morning, 6:00 am. The sun is beginning to rise over the Reconcavo, and the landscape is plunged into an intense, lush green light. The four farmers and neighbours Fernando Alvez, Luiz Ribeiro, Eduardo da Cruz and Evaldo Gonzago have been working for around two hours, and have already loaded the 40 year old Ford-pick-up, borrowed from Eduardo’s brother-in-law. The donkeys and [...]

Mobile Technology Transforms African Farmers into Cooperative Entrepreneurs

Mozambique sits on the coast of southeastern Africa, blessed with fertile soil, but suffering the effects of difficult transportation and little communication infrastructure in its rural areas. 81 percent of its population contributes to its agriculture production, which amounts to nearly one third of the country’s GDP. Since 1995, CLUSA International (CLUSA), a program of the National Cooperative Business Association, has been working [...]

Trade and Logistic Center “COOP” – The new face of cooperative trade in Bulgaria

Establishing a national single cooperative market was the reason the Central Cooperative Union built a Trade and Logistic Center “COOP”. Construction began in 2010 – the 120th anniversary of the cooperative movement in Bulgaria, and the Center was officially opened on the occasion of the EURO COOP General Assembly in June 2011. In attendance was Anne Santamaki – President of CCW and Aldo [...]

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