As NCBA CLUSA celebrates National Co-op Month, we're also spotlighting the partnerships that support co-ops around the world. October also marks Fairtrade Month! Below, Margot Conover of Fairtrade America explains why co-ops are integral to Fairtrade and how the certification can give farmer-owners an added boost in the marketplace. Looking for a way to celebrate both Co-op Month and Fairtrade Month?...
Drawing more than 300 people from some 130 organizations to Alexandria, Virginia this month, NCBA CLUSA’s inaugural Co-op IMPACT Conference was an unprecedented opportunity to amplify and foster the research and data critical to quantify and expand the economic impact of cooperatives and create the tools necessary to influence public policy.
Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s has signed a deal with human rights group Migrant Justice, which it says will guarantee working conditions in its supply chain and recruit farmers from a Vermont dairy co-op to achieve that goal.
National Co-op Month is less than a month away! This year’s theme, “Co-ops Commit,” celebrates all the ways cooperatives build a better world—by committing to their communities, their members and to broader economic impact.