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.
Now working with NCBA CLUSA's Youth Empowerment through Agriculture (YETA) project in Uganda, Apangu Godfrey Philliam was awarded a scholarship by Marshal Papworth to earn a Master of Science degree in Food and Water Security at Aberystwyth University in the UK. Since graduating, Apangu has returned to Uganda and trained over 1,000 youth in agribusiness and other skills through the YETA project, funded by the Mastercard Foundation.
NCBA CLUSA this week submitted a letter to the House and Senate Committees on Agriculture, urging lawmakers to preserve programs that benefit cooperative enterprise as they begin consideration of the 2018 Farm Bill.
With House Republicans expected to reveal their tax plan on Wednesday, NCBA CLUSA this week released a statement urging Congress to uphold tax policy favorable to the nation’s 40,000 cooperative businesses that support families, small businesses and farmers.
A program that not only provides low-income Mainers with fresh, healthy produce, but also helps preserve local farms is transforming the state’s food system with support from independent grocery purveyors like the Portland Food Co-op, where Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) is a proud member.
The Board of Directors of the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Doug O’Brien as NCBA CLUSA’s next president and chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2018, replacing Judy Ziewacz who will retire on December 31, 2017.
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.
Stanley W. Dreyer, a model cooperative leader and mentor to generations of fellow cooperators, died last week at his home in Springfield, Virginia.Dreyer left a profound and lasting impact in the cooperative world.
As we transition from Feed the Future to the now one year old Global Food Security Strategy (known as Feed the Future 2.0) USAID's Bureau for Food Security Nutrition Advisor Ingrid Weiss reports below on the success of the USAID-funded Yaajeende project in Senegal. Implemented by NCBA CLUSA, the project is pioneering a whole-of-government approach to resilience.