Placing first in a recent Feed the Future photo contest, a photo from NCBA CLUSA’s Feed the Future Senegal Yaajeende project exemplifies how innovations and community-led development are ending hunger around the world.
Despite progress toward reducing poverty, nearly 800 million people continue to live on less than $1.90 per day. Tackling global poverty requires dynamic partnerships. Signed last month, a Memorandum of Understanding between NCBA CLUSA and McCormick & Company solidifies one such successful collaboration in improving the livelihoods and resilience of smallholder farmers.
Connecting through NCBA CLUSA, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)’s international arm sent four generators to the Puerto Rican Cooperative League for distribution to member co-ops in need last month as their communities continue to recover from the devastating one-two punch of Hurricanes Irma and Maria last fall.
The nation’s cooperative businesses are poised to be an integral part of achieving a 10-year infrastructure plan released by the White House yesterday, but a concurrent proposal to gut the only federal program dedicated to advancing the impact of cooperative businesses nationwide jeopardizes that potential.
The cooperative movement is at a crossroads. With American economic growth largely concentrated in a few highly populated urban areas, swaths of the country continue to feel disconnected from their economy and unsure about the future. Many feel resentment over the way they perceive public policy decisions are made and resources are allocated. Cooperators know that ownership is the path to a more inclusive economy.
NCBA CLUSA and its cooperative partners are thrilled to announce that the second annual Co-op Festival will take place October 6 and 7, 2018 on the National Mall in Washington, DC! We’re already working on the displays, activities and performances that will make this year’s festival even more impactful.
In 2017, NCBA CLUSA pivoted from celebrating 100 years of supporting cooperatives that build a better world to envisioning how best to advance that legacy. With that transition came milestones in advocacy, public awareness of cooperatives and thought leadership.
Partnering with Catholic Relief Services, NCBA CLUSA is working with the U.S. Agency for International Development's Fararano project in Madagascar to connect smallholder farmers to markets – helping to diversify and improve household incomes in the region.
NCBA CLUSA’s two Volunteer of the Year Award winners Erin Schneider and Matthew Amato with their nominating program team Linda-Ann Akanvou and Virginia Bunker at today’s International Volunteer Day event.
At Capitol Hill on International Volunteer Day, a broad spectrum of skilled volunteers, bipartisan congressional champions, USAID leadership and volunteer organizations and experts from the private sector gathered to celebrate the contributions of volunteers to effective U.S. and global development and discuss a new initiative to leverage pro-bono private sector expertise to reduce poverty and promote prosperity worldwide.