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.


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.


Telecom Sector

NTCA (Broadband)

NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association is the premier association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America. NTCA advocates on behalf of its members in the legislative and regulatory arenas, and it provides training and development; publications and industry events; and an array of employee benefit programs. In an era of exploding technology, deregulation and marketplace competition, NTCA’s members are leading the IP evolution for rural consumers, delivering technologies that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business. Because of their efforts, rural America is fertile ground for innovation in economic development and commerce, education, health care, government services, security and smart energy use. Visit us at

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.

Energy Sector

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

NRECA is the national service organization for more than 900 not-for-profit rural electric cooperatives and public power districts providing retail electric service to more than 42 million consumers in 47 states and whose retail sales account for approximately 12 percent of total electricity sales in the United States. NRECA’s members include consumer-owned local distribution systems - the vast majority - and 66 generation and transmission (“G&T”) cooperatives that supply wholesale power to their distribution cooperative owner-members. Distribution and G&T cooperatives share an obligation to serve their members by providing safe, reliable and affordable electric service. US Federation of Worker Coops -


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