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COVID-19: Impact on Agricultural Cooperatives

Our member, Land O’Lakes Venture37, in collaboration with USAID Office of Local Sustainability has collected data to understand impact of the pandemic on cooperatives in 8 countries. The USAID Cooperative Development Program, funded out of the USAID Office of Local Sustainability, focuses on building capacity of cooperative businesses for self-reliance, local ownership and sustainability. Land Read More

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Cooperative Governance Assessment

Identifying Cooperative Board Training Needs by Stages in the Board’s Development. Cooperative Governance Assessment

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Context Study Kenya

By Barbara Czachorska – Jones, PhD Global Communities for OCDC From the International Cooperative Research Group. November 30th, 2018 Context Study Kenya

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Context Study Poland

By Barbara Czchorska-Jones, PhD, Global Communities for OCDC.  From the International Cooperative Research Group. March 3, 2017. Context Study Poland

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Key Stakeholder Presentation and Dialogue – Philippines

This overview paper for the study “What Difference do Cooperatives Make?” in the Philippines sets out the initial findings of the recent research conducted by the International Cooperative Research Group of the U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council. Read More

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Key Stakeholder Presentation and Dialogue – Kenya

This paper provides an overview of the initial findings of recent research on the cooperative sector in Kenya and identifies some possible paths for policy and/or further debate and exploration. Read More

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Start A COOP 101

Start.COOP has been developed as a low-cost, easy to use training tool for those interested in starting and launching a cooperative in a participatory manner. It draws on technical content from existing materials in different ILO cooperative training tools and peer-to-peer, activity based learning methodology from the ILO’s Community-Based Enterprise Development (C-BED) program. Read More

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Globalization is inevitable; inequality impacts are not!

By Judith Hermanson, Director, OCDC’s Research Group Dr. Hermanson argues for the cooperative approach to strengthening Global Value Chains (GVCs) while enhancing the productivity and competitiveness of the smallholder. While globalism is here to stay, a cooperative model allows smallholders to control their own collective action. Read More

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Ethiopia – Side Selling

Self Help Africa (SHA) has been implementing a project since 2010 targeted at increasing the income of malt barley farmers in Ethiopia through more effective cooperative management in Arsi and West Arsi Zones of Oromia region. The project has been supporting Galema and Raya Kejewa cooperative unions to ensure efficient aggregation of products, better access Read More

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Assessing Cooperative Training Needs in Developing Countries

It is widely known that a competent board of directors is an important factor in cooperative success. However, directors of local cooperatives in developing countries may be unfamiliar with democratic governance processes and the skills needed for effective directing. While there are significant impediments to good cooperative governance (e.g., inadequate training, weak leadership, and corruption), research Read More

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