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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Producer Cooperatives

Producer owned and democratically-controlled organizations that serve their members (who may or may not be themselves cooperatives) through cooperative marketing, support and/or purchasing.

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September 26, 2022

Cooperatives as a Strategy in International Food Markets

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How five Latin American producer cooperatives of high-value food products have overcome the hurdles to integration with the international market for their member farmers.

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September 12, 2022

The Genius of Ella Jo Baker

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Ella Baker is well-regarded as a giant in the Civil Rights Movement, known for her unique participatory grassroots organizing style and also for her ability to galvanize young people to bring a militancy in the struggle to end segregation. But Baker is less known for her innovative organizing prowess before the 1960s – forming a network of self-help cooperatives to bring economic relief to black people during the Depression.Ella Baker is well-regarded as a giant in the Civil Rights Movement, known for her unique participatory grassroots organizing style and also for her ability to galvanize young people to bring a militancy in the struggle to end segregation. But Baker is less known for her innovative organizing prowess before the 1960s – forming a network of self-help cooperatives to bring economic relief to black people during the Depression.

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July 4, 2022

Steps to Organizing a Cooperative

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Margaret Bau of USDA Rural Development makes a presentation on the steps to start a cooperative.

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January 20, 2022

Rwanda's Cooperatives of Trust

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How cooperatives have helped rebuild the infrastructure and trust of Rwandans after the 1994 genocide.

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November 29, 2021

Cuba's New Cooperative Legislation

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Camila Piñeiro discusses Cuba's new cooperative legislation.

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August 16, 2021

Shared Values Indigenous People and Cooperatives

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Cooperating to Enhance Native American Food Economies

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April 29, 2021

Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op

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Ant Wilson talks about the Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op.

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November 2, 2020

Black Farmers Reclaiming Economic Power with Cooperatives

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During this 90-minute webinar, we will talk about the history of Black farmer cooperatives, the role they have played in food and economic sovereignty, the challenges they face in the modern economy, and opportunities for growth.