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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.

Why the future's bright for women's co-ops in Turkey

Betsy Dribben, Director of Policy for the International Co-operative Alliance, discovers why the future for women's co-operatives in Turkey has never been brighter.

El revendedor más grande de Finlandia apoya la iniciativa de crear una imagen global

El revendedor más grande y más exitoso de Finlandia, S Group, está apoyando la iniciativa de crear una marca global para el movimiento cooperativo. La cadena finlandesa de cooperativas de consumidores y servicios organizó varios eventos durante el Año Internacional de las Cooperativas y vio la iniciativa de ACI como un paso adelante para promover las cooperativas.

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.

ILO report backs co-ops to boost sustainable development and green jobs

Co-operatives play a positive role in enabling sustainable development, according to the International Labour Organization.

Le Directeur général de l'OIT soutient les coopératives comme alternatives à l'austérité

Les coopératives peuvent avoir un impact positif sur l'économie, d'après le Directeur général de l'organisation internationale du travail, Guy Ryder.

“Sustainable business transfers in Europe, with specific focus on business transfers to employees”

The European Commission has estimated that around 150,000 enterprises employing around 600,000 persons may be lost each year over the next few years, if no transfer plan or heir is found for them, with SMEs being the most exposed. At a time when banks are retracting credit in the crisis, a time of the Basel III agreements, and when private investors are hesitant to invest in the Euro economy in recession, effective and sustainable business transfers are, more than ever, a crucial issue in Europe.

El Director General de la OIT apoya a las cooperativas como una alternativa frente a la austeridad

El Director General de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo, Guy Ryder, subrayó los sectores principales en los cuales las empresas sociales, incluyendo las cooperativas, podrían traer un cambio positivo a la economía.

ILO Director-General backs co-operatives as alternative to austerity

Co-operatives can make a positive change to the economy, according to the Director General of the International Labour Organization.

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