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 countrys GDP. Since 1995, CLUSA International (CLUSA), a program of […]
The National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) is the national association for cooperative businesses providing cross-sector education, support and advocacy to help start and grow co-ops across a variety of sectors, including agriculture, childcare, energy, financial service and credit unions, food distribution, healthcare, housing, retail and telecommunications. For nearly 100 years, our mission has been to […]
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 […]
“Education is not nearly as costly as the conflicts and failures incurred because of lack of understanding of the co-op business model. High-performing leaders know the importance of equipping directors, employees and management with the knowledge to understand their respective roles and therefore, develop and lead their cooperative with a unified approach.” These words from […]
The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) is an independent, non-governmental organisation that unites, represents and serves co-operatives worldwide. It exists to provide an effective and efficient global voice and forum for knowledge, expertise and co-ordinated action for and about co-operatives.
The Central Cooperative Union unites, represents and defends the interests of 153,000 individual cooperative members, 815 consumer cooperative societies and 34 regional cooperative unions.