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  • Add your cooperative to the 2017 World Co-operative Monitor

    world coop monitor 500 333 7c00dworld coop monitor 500 333 7c00dThe World Co-operative Monitor, published annually by the International Co-operative Alliance and its scientific partner Euricse, is a premier source of annual data on the size and scope of the cooperative economy. The Monitor helps raise the cooperative profile and impact with policymakers, industry professionals and the general public; and serves as an important tool for researchers worldwide. 

    At the core of the Monitor is a list of the 300 largest cooperatives in the world, as

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  • Don’t miss the first issue of the Cooperative Business Journal!

    The first issue of the Cooperative Business Journal comes out this week!

    The first issue of the Cooperative Business Journal comes out this week! The first issue of the Cooperative Business Journal comes out this week!Have you subscribed to NCBA CLUSA’s latest publication, the newly reimagined Cooperative Business Journal? Sign up today and get the Spring 2017 issue of this digital magazine delivered straight to your inbox.

    Our inaugural issue, published this week, highlights how people in marginalized communities use cooperatives to empower themselves, enrich their communities and strengthen the economy. Our feature article

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  • Mozambique to promote Conservation Agriculture in national strategy

    Government and non-profit representatives visit a PROMAC Conservation Agriculture demonstration plot.

    Government and non-profit representatives visit a PROMAC Conservation Agriculture demonstration plot.Government and non-profit representatives visit a PROMAC Conservation Agriculture demonstration plot.Government and non-profit representatives visit a PROMAC Conservation Agriculture demonstration plot.Bringing stakeholders working on development of the agricultural sector—including Mozambique’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security—together with non-profit

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  • To battle coffee rust losses, farm mechanization is making rehabilitation affordable for co-ops

    Introducing mechanized farm equipment has made planting and farm maintenance more efficient.

    Introducing mechanized farm equipment has made planting and farm maintenance more efficient.Introducing mechanized farm equipment has made planting and farm maintenance more efficient.Introducing mechanized farm equipment has made planting and farm maintenance more efficient.Tucked into the slopes of the San Salvador volcano lies the Jabali Cooperative, a sprawling coffee farm known for its Fairtrade-certified coffee. Established in 1980, this

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  • Submit your Cooperative Hall of Fame ads by Friday, April 14

    Tickets to attend this year’s Cooperative Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony are still available!

    Tickets to attend this year’s Cooperative Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony are still available! Tickets to attend this year’s Cooperative Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony are still available!Tickets to attend this year’s Cooperative Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony are still available!Friday, April 14 is the last day to submit your recognition of one or more of this year’s Cooperative Hall of Fame inductees: Rita L. Haynes, John

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  • NCBA CLUSA purchasing sector members to present at Accelerate 2017

    Accelerate 2017 is a complement to the purchasing co-op track at NCBA CLUSA’s Co-op IMPACT Conference in October.

    Accelerate 2017 is a complement to the purchasing co-op track at NCBA CLUSA’s Co-op IMPACT Conference in October.Accelerate 2017 is a complement to the purchasing co-op track at NCBA CLUSA’s Co-op IMPACT Conference in October.With the arrival of NCBA CLUSA’s inaugural Co-op IMPACT Conference this fall, U.S. cooperatives from all sectors will convene in the nation’s capital for three days of immersive learning, networking and discussion around the economic impact cooperatives have on communities. 

    One of the key stakeholders joining the IMPACT Conference to examine this

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  • “Prepare for IMPACT” webinar series launches with pivotal advocacy discussion

    The first “Prepare for IMPACT” webinar will explore current cooperative priorities on Capitol Hill.

    The first “Prepare for IMPACT” webinar will explore current cooperative priorities on Capitol Hill.The first “Prepare for IMPACT” webinar will explore current cooperative priorities on Capitol Hill.Leading up to the 2017 Co-op IMPACT Conference in October, NCBA CLUSA is hosting an exclusive webinar series exploring key issues that currently shape the economic impact of cooperatives nationwide.

    Called “Prepare for IMPACT,” the series begins Tuesday, April 18, from 2-3 p.m. EDT, and features NCBA

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  • Reminder: Take this survey and help shape NCBA CLUSA’s 2017 Annual Membership Meeting

    This survey is your opportunity to help define how cooperatives can build a better world.

    This survey is your opportunity to help define how cooperatives can build a better world.This survey is your opportunity to help define how cooperatives can build a better world.NCBA CLUSA's Annual Membership Meeting & Virtual Town Hall is only a month away, and we're looking forward to a productive and inspiring afternoon with our members—in person and virtually, for the first time ever! To help form the basis for discussion, we're asking members to ...

  • Malagasy cooperatives to play a new role in agriculture and rural development

    Co-op leaders from across Madagascar participate in the Cooperative Leadership Event earlier this year.

    Co-op leaders from across Madagascar participate in the Cooperative Leadership Event earlier this year.Co-op leaders from across Madagascar participate in the Cooperative Leadership Event earlier this year.Co-op leaders from across Madagascar participate in the Cooperative Leadership Event earlier this year.After the successful Cooperative Leadership Forum held in Antananarivo this February, cooperatives in Madagascar are gearing up to make a big impact on the

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  • The Fifth Principle in Philly: Education, Training and Information

    Research by Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard (center) is the inspiration for a new effort in Philadelphia to make education an intrinsic part of co-op formation. [photo: PACA]

    Cooperatives work when people are deliberate about learning the cooperative principles, study the recipe for co-op businesses success, and spend time thinking about how their co-op can meet a community or business need. The Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA)—a nonprofit co-op organization dedicated to growing the cooperative economy and building a movement for economic justice—is no stranger to the critical role education plays in co-op success and sustainability. On April 1, PACA convened 2017 Co-UP: A Community Teach-in for Cultivating Economic Justice.

  • In Memory: Adams was "giant" of the worker cooperative movement

    [photo: U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives]

    [photo: U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives][photo: U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives][photo: U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives]Frank Adams, a visionary educator and veteran of the worker cooperative movement, passed away March 16, 2017. A founding board member of the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives, Adams spent his career changing the nature of work and expanding the power of ownership. NCBA

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  • Panelists explore engagement opportunities at launch of U.S.-Cuba Cooperative Working Group's 2017 Report

    Moderated by Alan Knapp (right), Vice President of Advocacy for NCBA CLUSA, last week’s panel included Amy Coughenour Betancourt, Michael Hatley, Andrew Fishbein and Luis Dueñas Casal.

    At the March 23 launch of the U.S.-Cuba Cooperative Working Group’s 2017 Report, Cuban and American cooperative experts discussed opportunities to continue building a vibrant, sustainable cooperative ecosystem in Cuba, despite the uncertain nature of the two countries’ bilateral relationship. With more than six decades of experience supporting cooperative development worldwide—beginning in India in 1953—work is Cuba’s co-op sector is hardly an anomaly for NCBA CLUSA, said Amy Coughenour Betancourt, Chief Operating Officer for NCBA CLUSA’s International Programs and founder of its U.S.-Cuba Cooperative Working Group.

  • To bring USDA Millet project to scale, community-led strategies are key

    Aissatou Ndiaye speaks at the CRD meeting in Fatick.

    Aissatou Ndiaye speaks at the CRD meeting in Fatick.Aissatou Ndiaye speaks at the CRD meeting in Fatick.Aissatou Ndiaye speaks at the CRD meeting in Fatick.To engage citizens and community members in regional government meetings, NCBA CLUSA—in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture—is bringing the needs of millet processors, input suppliers and millet farmers like Aissatou Ndiaye to the forefront of regional development.

    Ndiaye, a

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  • Cooperative Hall of Fame spotlight: John & Carol Zippert

    Cooperative activists John & Carol Zippert will receive the cooperative community’s highest honor on May 3, 2017, when they are inducted to the Cooperative Hall of Fame.

    Cooperative activists John & Carol Zippert will receive the cooperative community’s highest honor on May 3, 2017, when they are inducted to the Cooperative Hall of Fame.Cooperative activists John & Carol Zippert will receive the cooperative community’s highest honor on May 3, 2017, when they are inducted to the Cooperative Hall of Fame.Cooperative activists John & Carol Zippert will receive the cooperative community’s highest honor on May 3, 2017, when they are

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  • Credit unions celebrate milestone donation of $8 million to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

    The annual Cherry Blossom Run benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, an alliance of hospitals in the U.S. helping 10 million critically ill children annually—regardless of their families' ability to pay.

    The annual Cherry Blossom Run benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, an alliance of hospitals in the U.S. helping 10 million critically ill children annually—regardless of their families' ability to pay.The annual Cherry Blossom Run benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, an alliance of hospitals in the U.S. helping 10 million critically ill children annually—regardless of their families' ability to pay.A collaboration of more than 100 credit unions and business partners is celebrating $8 million in donations to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals under the umbrella of Credit Unions for Kids

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  • Join us Thursday for the launch of the U.S.-Cuba Cooperative Working Group 2017 Report

    NCBA CLUSA members and supporters are invited to attend the March 23 launch of the U.S.-Cuba Cooperative Working Group’s 2017 report.

    NCBA CLUSA members and supporters are invited to attend the March 23 launch of the U.S.-Cuba Cooperative Working Group’s 2017 report. NCBA CLUSA members and supporters are invited to attend the March 23 launch of the U.S.-Cuba Cooperative Working Group’s 2017 report.The last two years have marked the most dramatic shift in U.S.-Cuban bilateral relations in 55 years. Today, the two countries are poised to adapt to new dynamics, with a potential pivot under the new administration. 

    On Thursday, March 23, the U.S.-Cuba Cooperative Working Group will launch its 2017 report highlighting

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  • Question submitted ahead of Ag Secretary Nominee Perdue’s confirmation hearing seeks clarity on commitment to co-op interests

    NCBA CLUSA wants assurance that Perdue would maintain and prioritize the work of USDA’s Interagency Working Group on Cooperative Development, shown here meeting at the White House in May 2016. [photo: John Torres]

    NCBA CLUSA submitted a written question to lawmakers ahead of the confirmation hearing for U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Nominee Sonny Perdue, seeking clarity around his familiarity with the economic impact of cooperatives. Perdue is scheduled to testify during his confirmation hearing on Thursday. Despite his experience in the agriculture industry—Perdue spent most of his career in the agriculture business and once ran a fertilizer company before being elected governor of Georgia—NCBA CLUSA is looking for assurance that, as Ag Secretary, Perdue will contribute to a enabling environment for co-op development—specifically, whether he will maintain and prioritize the work of USDA’s Interagency Working Group on Cooperative Development.

  • CDF integral to AARP-funded effort to scale worker-owned, home care cooperatives nationwide

    A grant from the AARP Foundation will support efforts by the Cooperative Development Foundation and Capital Impact Partners to sustainably grow the home care co-op sector.

    A grant from the AARP Foundation will support efforts by the Cooperative Development Foundation and Capital Impact Partners to sustainably grow the home care co-op sector. A grant from the AARP Foundation will support efforts by the Cooperative Development Foundation and Capital Impact Partners to sustainably grow the home care co-op sector.A grant from the AARP Foundation will support efforts by the Cooperative Development Foundation and Capital Impact Partners to sustainably

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  • Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee spotlight: Richard Larochelle

    Richard Larochelle, retired senior vice president of the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation, is among a group of outstanding cooperative leaders who will receive the cooperative community’s highest honor on May 3, 2017, when they are inducted to the Cooperative Hall of Fame.

    Richard Larochelle, retired senior vice president of the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation, is among a group of outstanding cooperative leaders who will receive the cooperative community’s highest honor on May 3, 2017, when they are inducted to the Cooperative Hall of Fame.Richard Larochelle, retired senior vice president of the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation, is among a group of outstanding cooperative leaders who will receive the cooperative community’s highest honor on May

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  • Smallholder farmers in Mozambique benefit from better access to high-quality seeds

    Helder Jorge in his store in Ribaué, Mozambique. As an agro-dealer with NCBA CLUSA’s SEEDS project, he has more than tripled his total sales.

    Helder Jorge in his store in Ribaué, Mozambique. As an agro-dealer with NCBA CLUSA’s SEEDS project, he has more than tripled his total sales.Helder Jorge in his store in Ribaué, Mozambique. As an agro-dealer with NCBA CLUSA’s SEEDS project, he has more than tripled his total sales.Helder Jorge in his store in Ribaué, Mozambique. As an agro-dealer with NCBA CLUSA’s SEEDS project, he has more than tripled his total sales.Only around 5 percent of smallholder

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