Sonoma County GoLocal Cooperative (16) OrganicLea – A workers' cooperative growing food on London's edge in the Lea Valley. California Center for Cooperative Development. International Co-operative Alliance. The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) is a non-governmental co-operative federation or, more precisely, a co-operative union representing co-operatives and the co-operative movement worldwide.
It was founded in 1895 to unite, represent and serve co-operatives worldwide. The Alliance maintains the internationally recognised definition of a co-operative in the Statement on the Co-operative Identity. The ICA represents 272 co-operative federations and organisations in 94 countries (January 2014). The Alliance provides a global voice and forum for knowledge, expertise and co-ordinated action for and about co-operatives. The members of the Alliance are international and national co-operative organisations from all sectors of the economy, including agriculture, banking, consumer, fisheries, health, housing, insurance, and workers.
The Alliance has members from 100 countries, representing close to one billion individuals worldwide. SHARE EXCHANGE.
List of cooperatives - Wiki. This is a list of notable co-operative enterprises by country.
Co-operatives are business organizations owned and operated by a group of individuals for their mutual benefit. Australia Bangladesh co-operative has been playing an important role in socio-economic development of Bangladesh for more than a century. Acknowledging it’s importance the Constitution of Bangladesh mandates co-operative as one of the three modes of ownership i.e., State, co-operative and Private. Starting it’s journey in 1904, to raise agricultural production and rural economic advancement through production and processing services, the co-operative movement has expanded in other economic sectors like fishery, dairy, housing, micro finance and service sectors.
Canada Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Co-op Atlantic (Moncton) Ontario Quebec Saskatchewan Alberta Alberta's credit unions are also large operations. Cooperative - Wiki. In short, a coop can be defined as "a jointly owned enterprise engaging in the production or distribution of goods or the supplying of services, operated by its members for their mutual benefit, typically organized by consumers or farmers.
" Cooperative businesses are typically more economically resilient than many other forms of enterprise, with twice the number of co-operatives (80%) surviving their first five years compared with other business ownership models (41%). Cooperatives frequently have social goals which they aim to accomplish by investing a proportion of trading profits back into their communities. As an example of this, in 2013, retail co-operatives in the UK invested 6.9% of their pre-tax profits in the communities in which they trade as compared with 2.4% for other rival supermarkets. The International Co-operative Alliance was the first international association formed by the cooperative movement. It includes the World Council of Credit Unions. USDA - Cooperatives.