Sooner or later, transforming a system of gross inequality and concentrated wealth will require more than isolated experiments at the fringes — it will require capturing that wealth and redirecting its flows. This recognition has been built into some of the most significant efforts under the banner of the so-called “new economy” movement.
Today is a celebration of co-operative enterprises around the world, which achieve sustainable development for all. It is the 20th UN International day of Co-operatives and the 92nd Alliance International Co-operative Day.
Twenty-nine New England food co-ops are collaborating to make wholesome, nutritious food more accessible to all community members.
This presentation focuses on worker co-ops in the food system, multi-stakeholder models, which include producers and consumers, and shares guidance for people exploring a co-operative business start-up or conversion.
Throughout the spring and summer of 2013, Andrew Alford will be travelling to meet co-operatives across Canada. Cycling for Cooperatives (C4C) is a grassroots initiative striving to empower and strengthen current or prospective farm and food-supplier cooperatives through offering an
This Co-operative Grocer Magazine article by Eric Deluca (2010) about collaboration and resilience is an excellent read for food co-ops and those interested in building co-operative regional food supply chains. The US example is an interesting model to be watching as
About 75% of food biodiversity was lost in the 20th century. We continue to lose biodiversity at the rate of 2% every year. Today, 80% of the world’s dietary energy is supplied by just12 industrial crops. 2010 was the International Year of
This rural town is getting a new lease on life: Can yours, too? Sangudo, Alberta used to have many things in common with other rural towns: retiring shop owners, boarded-up shops, youth exodus, and resignation to its fate. Things are