Agriculture

2014 Co-operatives Europe General Assembly

Cooperative businesses and organisations from around Europe will meet in Warsaw to debate, exchange and develop new ways of enhancing the cooperative business model for a prosperous and equitable Europe. The event is organised by Cooperatives Europe and the National Cooperative Council of Poland.

II. International Congress of Agriculture and Food

With growing economy, demands has became more than the world could cover and started to exceed the natural capacity of planet. While global economy has increasing 7 times in last 50 years, natural life system and habitat have remained principally same. As federation and congress, we wish to contribute to improving agricultural productivity and raising efficient usage of resources and assets.

It would be an honor for Organizing Committee to invite you to ‘’2nd International Congress of Agriculture and Food’’ to contribute the efforts for agricultural development.

1st Cooperative Forum “Development of cooperative credit system in Kyrgyzstan”

This will be the first Forum of the Cooperatives Union of Kyrgyzstan and a first event in the country which adresses credit cooperatives issues at the highest level.
The Forum aims to:
- to discuss the project of development of cooperative credit system in Kyrgyzstan as a mean of access to finance.
- to learn from international experience and create a platform for further dialogue.
- to create lively discussion focused on the role, potential, limitations and prospects of credit cooperatives in transitional countries as the Kyrgyz Republic.

Third Regional Co-operative Value Chain Symposium

One of the biggest challenges that nations in the developing world face is finding successful solutions to the problem of poverty and improved livelihoods. Yet, this can largely be achieved through the adoption of simple but practical innovative interventions. It has been said severally that the future belongs to the organized!

CoopEcon 2013

Join us October 4-6 for the second Southeast-wide gathering sponsored by the Southern Grassroots Economies Project.

This conference is for people who live in the US South* and are:
1) interested in launching a cooperative business OR
2) planning to transition an existing non-cooperative business to a cooperative model OR
3) already employed in or own a cooperative business.

*Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia,
West Virginia

Family Fun Day at the Community Garden

To celebrate International Co-operative Day we are offering a family fun day at the local community garden. Attendees will get a tour of the garden, see what can be grown easily in a window sill or your own back garden and how to make those seeds grow. Attendees will also help out harvesting some of the food that has been growing and use that food to make a simple dish on the day. Items for the dish will come from the community garden or the Co-operative's local food store.

World Environment Day

The theme for this year’s World Environment Day celebrations is Think.Eat.Save. Think.Eat.Save is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages you to reduce your foodprint. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted. This is equivalent to the same amount produced in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time, 1 in every 7 people in the world go to bed hungry and more than 20,000 children under the age of 5 die daily from hunger.  

Community Energy - Local Energy Cooperatives

The region of Lamia in central Greece is suffering from high rates of unemployment. At the same time the cost of electricity and especially oil has been significantly increased within the last year, mainly due to governmental policies.
The NGO "KAPA Network" and the recently established farmers cooperative "Stevia Hellas" are organizing an event in order to:
- Learn more about energy cooperatives, since such schemes are totally unknown in Greece

Reunión: Red Americana de Cooperativas Agropecuarias

La Coop Fédérée y la ACI-Américas le invitan a participar en la reunión de la Red Americana de Cooperativas Agrícolas en Lima, Perú, que tendrá lugar los días 20 y 21 de marzo 2013.

Agricultural Cooperative Directors and Managers Training

Our Agricultural Cooperatives Directors and Managers Training series provides high-level education and excellent networking opportunities for cooperative board members and executives, and also incorporates sessions on introductory topics for new key employees and board members. We line up nationally renowned, well-experienced, expert presenters to deliver sessions that add measurable value for attendees. Attendees represent diverse agricultural cooperatives across the U.S., creating a meaningful forum for information exchange and professional relationships. 

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