World Food Day on 16 October backs agricultural co-operatives

Around 925 million people do not have enough to eat, according to the UN's Food and Agricultural Organization, with 70 per cent of those people living in rural areas where agriculture is the main source of income. To help highlight potential solutions to this crisis, the FAO has declared this year’s World Food Day theme as Agricultural Co-operatives: key to feeding the world.

Cooperative News eBook - Co-operatives build a better world through Food

Find out how Co-operative Enterprises Build a Better World in a series of free eBooks that show how co-operatives provide an ethical alternative for business across the world.

To celebrate the International Day of Co-operatives (July 7, 2012), the first eBook tackles food security and how the sector from smallholder farmers through to multi-billion dollar organisations is working to provide key commodities for the global population.


La journée spéciale des coopératives a mis en évidence la crise de la pêche.

Japon et Vietnam ont organisé des célébrations pour marquer la Journée mondiale des coopératives de pêche le mois dernier.

Día especial de cooperativas refleja el crisis de pesca

Japón y Vietnam, organizaron celebraciones para el Día Mundial de Pesca Cooperativas (WFD) el mes pasado.

Special co-op day highlights global fishing crisis

Japan and Vietnam lead celebrations for World Fisheries Co-operative Day last month.

ICS MED International Seminar : Building a European Cooperative System

LYON 20, 21 JUNE 2012

The European Union supports the cooperative economy as a local development actor. ICS MED project aims at improving Mediterranean Europe’s ability to face international competition.
This transnational cooperation project brings Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and France together in order to reinforce the cooperative systems and to decline policy lines in coordinated actions between four specific sectors : fishery, agriculture, tourism and environment.


La unió de cooperativas de actividades diversas del Estado de Chihuahua, la Escuela Superior de Agricultura Hermanos Escobar, Gobierno del Estado en conjunto con el Municipio de Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, con la firme convicción de que el desarrollo de la economía social y solidaria, donde la población genera sus propias alternativas que con el esfuerzo y cooperación mutuo logrará un desarrollo sustentable y el crecimiento económico de nuestra región, estado y país.

6th European Organic Congress

6th European Organic Congress
“Smart change - towards a sustainable CAP”

Copenhagen, Denmark
17-18 April 2012

2nd National Sustainable Food Summit

The National Sustainable Food Summit is a must-attend event for practitioners with an interest in how Australia's food system will tranform to meet the challenge of feeding more people with less over the next century.

The inaugural Summit held in April 2011, and attended by over 340 participants from diverse sectors and backgrounds, generated extraordinary consensus for the need to collaborate and continue the conversations necessary to generate change.


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