Events

This month: Learn how cooperatives create sustainability and opportunities for smallholder farmers

This month’s event features the launch of NCBA CLUSA’s U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) five-year Cooperative Development Program.

Join NCBA CLUSA at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Thursday, February 28 from 8:30 – 11 a.m. for breakfast and a conversation on how cooperatives are creating sustainable supply chains for commodities like coffee, cocoa and vanilla.

Featuring the launch of NCBA CLUSA’s U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Cooperative Development Program, this free event will feature a panel discussion with our partners. Register now!

We’ll hear from Hans Theyer, Executive Director of Fairtrade America; Michael Okoroafor, PhD, Vice President of Global Sustainability & Packaging Innovation for McCormick & Company; Dieter Fischer, Lead for Agribusiness Advisory Services in Latin America and the Caribbean at the International Finance Corporation (IFC); and Will Bullock, Director of Creating Economic Opportunities for NCBA CLUSA. Rebecca Savoie, PhD, Director of Cooperative Development for NCBA CLUSA, will moderate the panel.

Cooperatives are a significant factor of global supply chains for commodities like coffee, cocoa and vanilla. The cooperative business structure gives smallholder farmers the opportunity to be owners with other growers, buyers or sellers of something much larger than what they could accomplish alone.

This event will address the successes and challenges of engaging cooperatives to develop sustainable supply chains and explore the potential for greater impact.

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