NCBA CLUSA is thrilled to announce that Lisa Mensah, President and CEO of Opportunity Finance Network, the leading national network of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), will speak at the inaugural 2017 Cooperative IMPACT Conference as a panelist on "Co-op Financers Deepen Impact."
The Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund, which has worked for half a century to reverse the trend of African American land loss and spur land-based economic development, celebrated its 50th Anniversary last week during the Estelle Witherspoon Awards Dinner in Birmingham, Alabama.
This Saturday, August 12, people worldwide will celebrate International Youth Day. Observed annually on August 12 since 2000, this United Nations emphasis day recognizes young people as agents of change. This year's theme, "Youth Building Peace," highlights young people's contributions to conflict prevention and transformation, as well as inclusion, social justice and sustainable peace.
What does the geography of cooperatives and their collective economic impact look like in the U.S.? That’s a question our first-ever State of the Co-op Economy presentation and panel discussion will explore during NCBA CLUSA’s Cooperative IMPACT Conference in October. Register now and be a part of this conversation!
The Senate Agricultural Appropriations Subcommittee last week approved a $145.4 billion fiscal year (FY) 2018 Ag Appropriations Bill last week that—much like the House version—rejects most of the president’s budget proposal, including the elimination of the Rural Cooperative Development Grants (RCDG) program.
Aissata, left, a nutrition volunteer and CBSP, poses with the new cookbook alongside members of her community, including the Citizen Working Group coordinator Mamdou Bocar Dia, right. [photo: Feed the Future]
Cooking on live TV with late night hosts sounds like the stuff of celebrities, but in Senegal it was nutrition experts and representatives from the U.S. and Senegalese governments who partnered to launch a new cookbook for mothers.
It’s time to start making plans to join your fellow co-ops September 30 – October 1, 2017 on the grounds of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for NCBA CLUSA’s inaugural Co-op Festival, a celebration of the success, diversity and impact of the co-op business model!
The House Agricultural Appropriations Subcommittee marked up a $144.9 billion fiscal year (FY) 2018 Ag Appropriations Bill last week that rejects the proposed elimination of many programs within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), including most of the Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) program. The bill, which the Subcommittee advanced to the full Appropriations Committee by unanimous voice vote June 29, would restore funding for RCDG, a positive sign given the current ...