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Agricultural Company Cornesti: Collective Farming after Communism

Until the Iron Curtain was lifted in 1989, Romanian farms were government owned and run as collectives. While cooperatives were based on group work and shared benefits, membership was forced. After the collapse of the communist regime, farmland was returned to its original owners and soon collectives began to reappear; this time, collectives were characterized with an autonomous, democratic model where farmers [...]

A Divine Story

Kuapa Kokoo is papa paa. That is, it's the best of the best. The Kuapa Kokoo cocoa farmers cooperative in Ghana bands 45,000 cocoa farmers together. Together they own the majority share in the London-based chocolate manufacturer, Divine Chocolate. Thanks to Kim Naylor and Brian Moody for photographic images.

Oikocredit – Cocovico – women empowerment and entrepreneurship

Created in 1993, Cocovico (Coopérative de Commercialisation de Produits Vivriers de Angre) is a cooperative of female vendors based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Since 2004 Cocovico has been an Oikocredit project partner. Cocovico used Oikocredit financing to build a new market in Abidjan in a time when the country was in civil war. At this time, neither banks nor microfinance institutions would [...]

Keta Sandlanders

"I am an African. I know what Africans believe in. Africans believe in what they see." Divine Kodzo Baba has seen the deterioration of the town in which he was born. He has witnessed the shrinking of his beloved Keta. The coastal port was once Ghana’s second largest city. Coastal erosion has washed away houses and has forced businesses to close. Demonstrating [...]


This video was submitted on behalf of Hungry Hollow Co-op in the 2011 My Co-op Rocks video + photo contest ( Providing awesome local food and a killer atmosphere are just a few of the reasons Hungry Hollow is OMG!

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