Democracy, equality, economic participation, independence education and concern for the community…. With the right policies, agricultural cooperatives can be the key to food security. See the FAO video here.
The International Co-operative Agricultural Organisation (ICAO) is a sectoral organisation of the International Co-operative Alliance. It exists to safeguard the interests of its member organizations, to pursue research into the latest developments in the agricultural co-operative movement, to promote mutual understanding and economic collaboration between the agricultural co-operatives on the one hand and the farmer and other types of co-operatives (eg consumers’, fisheries, insurance, housing, etc) on the other, both worldwide and at local level.