Four new members have joined the International Co-operative Alliance.
National Federation of Farmers Procurement, Processing & Retailing Cooperatives of India Ltd. (NACOF) from India as a Member. [NACOF’s vision is to ensure better prices to the farmers for their products and increasing their productivity of agricultural and horticultural produce by providing the latest and most effective technical know-how with the sole aim of achieving sustainable growth resulting in enhancing of the socio-economic status of farmers.]
Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF) as an Associate Member. [EAFF is a non-political, non-profit, democratic farmers’ umbrella organisation in Eastern Africa representing over 20 million small and medium scale farmer members. Its current membership is in the following countries: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan and Ethiopia.]
Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada / Coopératives et mutuelles Canada (CMC) as a full Member. [Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada is the pan-Canadian, bilingual apex trade association, representing co-operatives and mutuals throughout Canada.]
Sociedad de Seguros de Vida del Magisterio Nacional (SSVMN) from Costa Rica as a Member. [SSVMN is an association whose objective is the management of mutual life insurance for Costa Rican education workers, both public and private. They offer insurance to teachers and professors that are affiliated to the public education system.]
The new membership statistics are therefore:
274 member organisations
(i.e. 233 Members and 41 Associate Members from 93 countries)