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2020 Cooperative IMPACT Conference Sessions – International

July 29, 2020

On October 8 and 9 from 10 am-noon each day, participants in the International Track of IMPACT 2020 will have the opportunity to be part of a fast-paced virtual gathering of cooperative community leaders from across the U.S. and around the world. In addition to outstanding keynote speakers, expect dynamic and engaging breakout sessions, opportunities […]

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Reimagining resilient food systems for food security post-COVID and beyond

July 28, 2020

Rosa, a farmer from Mozambique has a lot to say about producing and consuming healthy food in her local food system. Three years ago, she was issued a formal land title and started using climate-smart agricultural practices. Since then, she has doubled her yields of maize, beans, soy, and pigeon peas. Commenting on how her […]

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Webinar challenges co-ops to demonstrate their resilience during crisis; “Survival is not enough”

July 22, 2020

During a webinar organized by the International Cooperative Alliance-European Union partnership #coops4dev last week, NCBA CLUSA president and CEO Doug O’Brien joined other co-op employment experts to discuss how the cooperative business model can be a vehicle of resilience amid crisis. With half a billion people pushed into poverty and an estimated 200 million people […]

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Reforms and investments needed for co-ops and small businesses to weather COVID-19, NCBA CLUSA says in letter to Congressional leaders

July 22, 2020

For the past several weeks, NCBA CLUSA has been working with legislators on Capitol Hill and our partner co-op organizations to include cooperative priorities in the next Congressional response to the impacts of COVID-19.  Today, NCBA CLUSA President and CEO Doug O’Brien sent a letter to Congressional leaders detailing these priorities. “NCBA CLUSA believes that […]

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