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Non-profits, religious organizations and county boards of education served by RESA 8 in West Virginia now have the opportunity to use two new cooperatives to save money. RESA 8 is now a participating member of two cooperatives, WV AEPA, (Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies), and Tips, (... Learn more
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Farmers grouped under cooperative Tuzamurane in Muhanga District have seen their crop yields increase due to modern farming training they underwent. The cooperative, operating in Cyeza Sector comprises 899 members, 504 of whom are women. The cooperative head said Rwarri trains farmers in modern... Learn more
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Check out this cool idea. The European confederation of co-operatives and worker-owned enterprises active in industry and services ( Cecop-Cicopa Europe ) is designing an innovative itinerary in the field of cultural and industrial tourism to promote and preserve co-operative heritage. The European... Learn more
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Having just been appointed secretary general of Euro Coop, the European Community of Consumer Co-operatives, Todor Ivanov highlighted the importance of innovation and exchange of best practices between European consumer co-operatives. Consumer co-operatives exist in every single country in Europe,... Learn more
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Doubling their number in one stroke to 452, the Council of Ministers approved the creation of 228 non-agricultural cooperatives, according to official media. As part of its economic reforms, Cuba is granting space to private enterprises in “non-strategic” sectors of the economy. The government has... Learn more
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Electric cooperatives have a different way of conducting business than other utilities. The main benefit of the co-op business model is that members own the organization. They receive revenue in excess of expenses, called margins, in the form of patronage capital. Electric co-ops collect enough... Learn more
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In the UK and across the world, co-operatives help provide a better life for immigrants and asylum seekers. A number of immigrants work in the informal economic sector, where jobs are irregular, poorly paid and employees are vulnerable to exploitation. By creating new job opportunities, co-... Learn more
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The cost of living has been on the rise for a while – and for students feeling the pinch, co-operatives are providing cheaper options for accommodation, food and transport. To help, the Co-operative Education Trust Scotland and Co-operative News have launched a new Student’s Guide to Starting a Co-... Learn more
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A commercial grade solar installation slated for construction in Minnesota this spring will produce power for electric cooperatives within months. Dairyland Power Cooperative has agreed to buy the output from a 517-kilowatt facility owned by Minnesota-Three, LLC, a joint venture of three of the... Learn more
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Cooperatives are highly committed to the social and environmental development of their territory as they are based locally. They do not delocalize. Rooted in the community and managed by local stakeholders, they are able to detect local needs and respond to them. Many cooperatives dedicate... Learn more
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