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488. Reviving Coop Awareness, One University at a Time

In Israel, where the Cooperative Movement has deep roots and was the main driving force in building a modern Economy, even before the creation of the State, one Consumer Coop has decided to put coop awareness back on the agenda. For the first time in 15 years, Coop Israel and Tel Aviv University, one of […]

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424. CLARITY The Cooperative Law and Regulation Initiative

The Cooperative Law and Regulation Initiative (CLARITY) was established in 2005 by members of the U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC) with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The chief goal of CLARITY is to provide support to cooperative movements in developing economies as they analyse and change their legal and regulatory […]

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421. Co-operative legislation finds a home in more nations

“Our main objective is to increase the prosperity and welfare of our people by means of economic development and improvement. Within this respect, one of the important means contributing to activating our policies on a social state is the cooperatives entrepreneurship. Cooperatives have gained an international identity in time and have become successful initiative models […]

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393. A Source for Sustainable Teak

Tropical hardwoods have long been in the environmental spotlight as potentially unsustainable. In Asia, for example, the demand for teak can have serious environmental impacts and disastrous effects on local communities. Much of the world’s teak comes from Indonesia, where native forests are often clear-cut. But one cooperative in Southeast Sulawesi is now producing certified […]

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388. Do forest cooperatives have a future in New Zealand?

Cooperation among small scale forest owners in New Zealand is in its infancy. Surveys show that most woodlot owners lack understanding of good forest practice and they do not want to pass the control to a cooperative. They think that, since trees continue growing, one can wait until log prices are high before cutting. However, […]