agriculture, cooperative, Sustainable Development Goals

Achieving the SDGoals through Farmers Cooperatives

Uttam Maharjan Nepal is a predominantly agrarian country where over 65 per cent of the population is engaged in agriculture. In a country which has a weak industrial base and which has to depend on exports, the importance of agriculture can hardly be overstated. But the agricultural sector is not up to much as the… Continue reading Achieving the SDGoals through Farmers Cooperatives

cooperative

Cooperative: Ownership Matters

The Labour Party of United Kingdom is probably the first political party to oppose neo-liberalism because of "anaemic growth, stagnant wages and productivity, stark inequality, low investment, indebted consumer, frequently bubbling asset" and climate severity ( Lawrence, Pendleton and Mahmoud, 2018 ).  According the New Economic Foundation "The flaws in the neoliberal model came to… Continue reading Cooperative: Ownership Matters

cooperative, e-papers, Events

Free Flights from UK to Shri Lanka

Co‑operatives UK is offering free return flights for three young co-operators to attend the Global Youth Forum in Colombo, Sri Lanka in July. To apply for a free return flight, email membership@uk.coop with ‘Global Youth Forum Flight’ in the subject line before 5pm on 22 May. The free-to-attend, five-day event – from 22 to 26 July – offers opportunities for training, skills… Continue reading Free Flights from UK to Shri Lanka

Capitalism, cooperative, Publications

COOPERATIVE: Ideal for an Egalitarian Big Society

A wave of thoughts came into my mind about the new economy after reading some mind-blowing books written by Amartya Sen, Joseph Stiglitz, Robert Shiller, Thomas Picketty, Jeffery Shacks and Paul Collier. They have put the global population – who have very limited access to the resources - at the centre of their debate and raised a concern… Continue reading COOPERATIVE: Ideal for an Egalitarian Big Society

Amartya Sen, Egalitarianism, Environment, food security, Globalization, inequality, Joseph Stiglitz

Democracy is not Creating a Fair Food Policy!

The Americans have realised that their democracy is not working to create a fair society. As a witness of this, an eye-opening thought from world-renowned economist Joseph E Stiglitz has vowed again that “Most Americans want a higher minimum wage, they want gun control, they want access to healthcare … yet our democracy can’t deliver… Continue reading Democracy is not Creating a Fair Food Policy!