This week Barack Obama announced a partnership with co-operatives to fight global hunger, UK co-ops started a debate about open data and people discuss the impact of the FutureEverything festival in Manchester.
Barack Obama announced plans to fight world hunger at the G8 summit. There will be a US $3 billion investment from the private sector to achieve sustained and inclusive agricultural growth in Africa over the next ten years.
The backers include co-ooperatives: Rabobank, the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union and ADMAS Farmers Cooperative Union.
Across the pond, UK co-operatives met, for the start of ongoing discussions about creating an open data standard for the co-operative sector.
Chris Taggart, from OpenCorporates, gave co-operators and digital media experts a glimpse into the world of open data and discussed how the co-operative movement can get on board.
Finally the FutureEverything festival, which celebrated digital media, co-operation and collaboration ended last week. Here's a look back at what people have been saying about it.
There were #littleclaymen, co-operation and much more!