Cooperative Development

Locally owned, community driven
Cooperative businesses that are democratically owned and governed by those they serve are powerful tools for local development. NCBA CLUSA believes that Local ownership and broad participation empowers communities to sustainably address their most pressing economic and social needs

Natural Resource Management


Reducing the impact on the environment
Strong local institutions are critical to ensuring sustainable natural resources. NCBA CLUSA focuses on creating and strengthening viable group businesses that allow farmers to benefit from economies of scale, improve their household incomes, and gain access to techniques and technologies that result protection and conservation of the environment.


International Sectors

We work internationally to provide knowledge and skills that build using sustainable long-term solutions.

Cooperation offers improved society, better towns and cities, better technology, more cost-effective manufacturing, higher productivity, smarter problem-solving, wiser purchasing, more-efficient use of resources, more-prudent financing, safer investing, reduced risk, improved health, and greater access to information, knowledge, and skills.

Cooperation brings more opportunities and advantages to a greater number of people.  Cooperation gives life to the uncommon power of common purpose.


Agriculture & Food Security


Building skills for long-term, sustainable solutions
NCBA CLUSA provides capacity-building skills and training for farmers around the world, resulting in long-term sustainable solutions. That training coupled with linking farmer groups and coops to purchasing organizations, means increased self-reliance for families, communities, and countries.


Housing Sector

National Association of Housing Cooperatives

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The National Association of Housing Cooperatives is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit national federation of housing cooperatives, mutual housing associations, other resident-owned or controlled housing, professionals, organizations, and individuals interested in promoting the interests of cooperative housing communities. Incorporated in 1960, NAHC is the only national cooperative housing organization. NAHC is supported and governed by its members. The membership is represented through a national board of directors, which guides the policy of the organization. At the annual business meeting, major issues are brought before the entire membership.




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