local development

. Pachamama Coffee Cooperative

Pachamama Coffee Cooperative is the first coffee roaster in North America 100% owned and governed by family farmers in Peru, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico and Ethiopia. We select, roast and brew our best organic coffee and ship directly to customers. At Pachamama, the farmers own the company, ensuring all profits flow back to origin. Pachamama Coffee’s […]

507. A Cooperative Story N1: CASA DI ALICE, Italy

The first stop on the 1-year aroundtheworld.coop journey to visit cooperatives the world over is “Casa di Alice” (Alice’s home) and the ‘Altri Orizzonti – Jerry Essan Masslo’  cooperative in Castel Volturno in Southern Italy. Watch the video and read the full story of this cultural transformation taking place in lands dominated by the mafia. What […]

505. Ontario Co-operative Association

Co-operatives are a different kind of business model that are driven by people, planet and profit. The Ontario Co-operative Association (OCA) is the provincial trade association for Ontario’s 1,500+ English-speaking co-operatives. Their job is to ensure that people across the province understand the benefits and versatility of the co-operative business model, and to promote Ontario’s […]

488. Coops “In The Village”: the Power of Cooperation between Cooperatives

In 2013, Coop Israel and the Communitarian Cooperatives (Moshavim – Residential Collectives that organize the life of their resident-members according to the cooperative ethos) signed a ground-breaking framework agreement on retail services in the Periphery. By providing quality consumer goods at affordable prices, this agreement empowers small businesses outside urban areas with the buying force […]