Co-ops Build A Better World

The UN declared 2012 the International Year of Co-operatives, highlighting their contribution to local development, employment, and food security. These presentations explore the impact and potential of co-ops in our regional food system, including farmer co-ops, credit unions, worker co-ops, and food co-ops.

 


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From the Year of Co-ops to the Co-operative Decade
 
The United Nations declaration of 2012 as the "International Year of Co-ops" has shined a light on co-operative enterprise and its contribution to local economic development, community resilience and food security at home and around the world.  Still, many people are unaware of the impact and potential of the co-operative movement across our economy.  How can we use the Year of Co-ops to launch a Co-operative Decade that will build more vibrant, participatory and resilient communities?  How can we link co-ops across sectors to grow our economy?  What are some key opportunities for economic development in our region?
 

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NOFA Summer Conference: Co-ops Build a Better World

The UN has declared 2012 the International Year of Co-operatives, highlighting their contribution to local development, employment, and food security. This presentation explores the impact and potential of co-ops in our regional food system, including farmer co-ops, credit unions, worker co-ops, and food co-ops.

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CCMA: Co-ops Build a Bettter World

The UN declared 2012 the International Year of Co-operatives, highlighting the contribution of co-ops to food security, economic development, and employment around the world. Despite this recognition, co-ops do not always understand the contribution of other co-op sectors and industries to more resilient, democratic and sustainable local economies. This workshop panel explored the impact of co-ops across our food system--including farmer co-ops, food co-ops, worker co-ops and credit unions--and the potential of the co-operative economy. Panelists included Erbin Crowell, Neighboring Food Co-op Association; Jerry McGeorge, Organic Valley/CROPP Co-op; Nicholas Reid, Equal Exchange; and Mark Wolff, Credit Union National Association.

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Co-ops Build a Better World: Co-operatives & Food Security

The United Nations declared 2012 the International Year of Co-operatives, highlighting the contribution of co-ops to food security, economic development and employment.  This panel, presented at CT-NOFA's Winter Conferece in 2012, explores how co-ops — including food co-ops, farmer co-ops, worker co-ops and credit unions — are building a thriving regional economy in New England.

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