Agriculture / Forestry

Renforcement des liens du mouvement avec l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture

L'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture et l'Alliance internationale des coopératives ont renforcé leur collaboration en signant un mémorandum d'entente.

Movement's links with Food and Agriculture Organization strengthened

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Co-operative Alliance have strengthened their collaboration by signing a memorandum of understanding. The document highlights the “unique” contribution of agricultural co-operatives in fighting against hunger and poverty.

Ahead of World Food Day, FAO gives agricultural co-operatives extended support

©FAO/Giuseppe CarotenutoRome, October 15th, 2013 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the International Co-operatives Alliance begin a new collaboration with the shared conviction that agricultural and food co-operatives must be central to any agricultural and rural development strategy. A Memorandum of Understanding that underlines this idea was signed today at FAO Headquarters by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Alliance President Pauline Green.

Good practices in building innovative rural institutions to increase food security

35 Case studies highlighting good practices in building innovative rural institutions to increase food security, and the positive contribution of co-operatives in this.

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El presidente de Guatemala apoya a las cooperativas para aumentar el desarrollo rural

El presidente de Guatemala, Otto Pérez Molina, subrayó el papel muy importante que las cooperativas juegan en el desarrollo económico del país, especialmente a nivel rural.

President of Guatemala backs agricultural co-operatives for rural development

The President of Guatemala, Otto Pérez Molina, has praised agricultural co-operatives for the sector's contribution to the economic development of the country, especially in rural areas.

Cooperativas de comercio justo reciben acceso a fondos de largo plazo

Pequeños productores de Latinoamérica recibieron casi USD 4 millones para el desarrollo a largo plazo. Un número de cooperativas agrícolas se están beneficiando de préstamos del fondo Fairtrade Access Fund, creado por Incofin Investment Management, Incofin cvso, Grameen Fundation y Fairtrade International. Se espera que el fondo llegue a USD 25 millones a finales de año y se expansione en África y Asia.

Fairtrade co-operatives receive access to long-term funds

Smallholder farmers in Latin America have received almost USD 4 million towards long-term development.

Co-op Service Day in Pittsburgh!

On Saturday, July 6th (International Cooperatives Day), the East End Food Co-op will coordinate volunteers from various cooperatives to prepare and serve a meal to 10-14 residents of the Orr Compassionate Care Center, a non-medical respite facility operated by East End Cooperative Ministry in East Liberty. These are individuals who have had a recent hospital stay or medical crisis and do not have an appropriate place to recover, or who do not have people to provide basic assistance during their recovery.

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