As a leading market systems practitioner, ACDI/VOCA addresses issues of food security, economic prosperity, and social inclusion through locally driven market solutions. ACDI/VOCA is a global development design and delivery partner based in Washington, D.C. We have implemented effective economic and social development projects. Since 1963, we’ve expanded economic opportunities in nearly 150 nations by

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Equal Exchange

Equal Exchange started with an idea: what if food could be traded in a way that is honest and fair, a way that empowers both farmers and consumers? The founders asked this question as they envisioned a trade model that values each part of the supply chain. So they took a big risk and plunged

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Frontier Co-op

Founded in 1976, Iowa-based Frontier Co-op is a leader in organic and natural herbs, spices, and essential oils. As a co-operative owned by wholesale customers that buy and sell its products, Frontier Co-op sources hundreds of different botanicals and oils from over 175 suppliers in 50 countries and sells products under four consumer-facing brands: Frontier

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With a cooperative pedigree spanning a century, GENEX has been transferring knowledge and applying sustainable, scientific management in livestock improvement since 1905.  For more than 40 years, GENEX has been exporting that technology and know-how through commercial distributors, cooperative alliances and joint ventures, and economic and market development programs in over 70 countries.  Whether in

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Global Communities

Global Communities is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes to improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Working in more than 20 countries around the world, Global Communities’ mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting, positive change in low- and moderate-income communities, helping them

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HealthPartners is a US-based integrated healthcare organization, providing health care services and health plan financing and administration to more than 1.8 million members nationwide. Founded in 1957 as a cooperative, today it has grown to be the largest consumer-governed nonprofit health care organization in the nation. Since 1997, HealthPartners has leveraged its cooperative expertise to

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National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International

The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International is the primary voice in the United States for people who use cooperatives to build a better world through an inclusive economy. NCBA CLUSA protects, advances and promotes the cooperative business model, recognizing it as the equitable, sustainable, participatory and stable way to grow the economy. Since 1916,

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NRECA International

NRECA International is an affiliate of NRECA, and a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for rural communities in developing economies by providing access to reliable and affordable electricity. Since its inception in 1962, more than 126 million people in 43 countries have benefitted from their work, and many lives in rural

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World Council of Credit Unions

World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. WOCCU promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high-quality and affordable financial services. WOCCU advocates on behalf of the global credit union system and works with

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