Neighboring Food Co-ops Approve Resolution on Co-op Identity

10th June 2014 — The Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA) Board of Directors recently approved a resolution on The Co-operative Legal Identity, which seeks to protect and promote co-operative business principles, “to ensure the integrity of statutes and use of the co-operative name, and to promote use of the co-operative business model as an effective tool for self-help, poverty reduction, human development, and economic and social sustainability.”

In approving the resolution, which may be downloaded at, the NFCA is joining with other organizations such as the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in calling on governments, organizations and individuals to ensure that the Co-operative Identity is reflected in the incorporation and operation of enterprises using the co-operative name.

Read the full press release at Neighboring Food Co-op Association