• FAO nominates Special Ambassadors for cooperatives The cooperative model offers unique solutions to "free people from hunger and poverty in a globalized world in which crises, including climate change, touch everyone", President of Costa Rica...

  • ICMIF is growing again; eleven new organisations have recently become members taking the numbers of new members during the year of 2011 up to fifteen.  In total, ICMIF now has 221 members, located in 71...

  • José Domingo Guariglia interviews HERALDO MUÑOZ, UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and the CaribbeanUNITED NATIONS, Nov 5 (IPS) - According to the Human Development Report 2011 released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)...

  • How is leadership in cooperative and mutual enterprises different from leadership in corporate settings? This was the theme of Richard Fortier's presentation at the annual conference of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF)...

  • The following is an abridged version of the original article that was posted on the blog June 7th. “We were willing to continue selling our bananas to Dole. We just also wanted to develop our...

  • By Danilo ValladaresGUATEMALA CITY, Jul 14 (IPS) - "We started out with 10 organisations and now we have 22 cooperatives with more than 19,000 members who grow and export crops with an environmental, social and...

  • The Newcastle-based ethical investment co-operative, Shared Interest, says it is making steady and measurable progress towards achieving its social goals and reports that investments rose to over £27.6 million for the year ended September 30th.

  • WHEN AgroFair held its tenth birthday party there was plenty to celebrate. Early 2006 figures from the Fairtrade fruit company, co-owned by farmers in Africa and Latin America, show turnover running at &#163 41m, up...

  • THE Co-operative Group recently welcomed Fairtrade pineapple growers to its Manchester head office. The growers from Costa Rica&#039s Asproagroin farmers&#039 association were on a tour of UK and Dutch retailers and distributors organised by Fairtrade...