Members

Al-Khair Welfare Society/Business Group(AKBG)

Al-Khair Welfare Society/Business Group

Country Pakistan
First Established(Y/M/D) Al-Khair:1987/BG:2004
Legal Status Registered with local government
Number of Primary Coop Members and Consumers AKBG: 5 members , Idara Al-Khair Welfare Society: 15 members , students in schools: 4000
Main Activities Import of used clothes and other household goods from Japan. Export of Pakistani ceramics, handicraft and stitched fabric items. (including used-vintage imported clothes in Pakistan.)
Vision/Mission
  • To establish our unit of production for the material to be exported.To increase our projects to maximum level so as a support to our education wlfare projects.
Website (URL) http://idaraalkhair.com/

Alternative People’s Linkage in Asia (APLA)

Alternative People's Linkage in Asia (APLA)

Country Japan
First Established(Y/M/D) 2008/5/17
Legal Status Incorporated Non-Profit Organization
Number of Primary Coop Members and Consumers 323
Main Activities Support for community building with the idea of centering “local production / local consumption”. Promotion of exchange programs and solidarity activities between urbun citizens and farmers. Participation in social movements. Investigation/advocacy/publicity.
Vision/Mission
  • Solidarity and collaboration with people seeking for self-reliant community based on primary industries
  • Challenge for establishing alternatives by sharing experiences and wisdom
Website (URL) https://www.apla.jp/

Alter Trade Corporation(ATC)

オルタ-トレ-ド社

Country The Philippines
First Established(Y/M/D) 1988/7
Legal Status Stock Corporation
Number of Primary Coop Members and Consumers
Main Activities Manufacturing and exporting organic and fair trade certified Mascobado sugar primarily to support the displaced sugar workers and agrarian reform beneficiaries to become self sufficient, achieve independence and enjoy life with dignity.
Vision/Mission
  • As an alternative business organization Alter Trade envision self – reliant and self – determining communities for its partner producers, sugarworkers and agrarian reform beneficiaries where they live in sufficiency and ecologically sustainable life with dignity.
Website (URL)

Alter Trade Japan, Inc. (ATJ)

Alter Trade Japan, Inc. (ATJ)

Country Japan
First Established(Y/M/D) 1989/10/20
Legal Status Stock Corporation
Number of Primary Coop Members and Consumers
Main Activities Development of “People to Peple”trade with partner organizations and producers:Mascobado Sugar, Balangon Banana, Eco-Shrimp, Coffee, Olive Oil, Salt of Gerande, Cacao and processed food using these products as ingredients.
Vision/Mission
  • Being determined and seek for alternative social system, and symbiosis of “people to people” and “people to natural environment” through trading activities as a direct linkage of producers and consumers.
Website (URL) http://altertrade.jp/

CONSUMERS UNION of JAPAN

Country Japan
First Established(Y/M/D) 1969/4/13
Legal Status Incorporated Non-Profit Organization
Number of Primary Coop Members and Consumers
Main Activities Social activities for the rights of consumers, food safety and self-sufficiency of food, for the promotion of health and conservation of environment, for peace and better livelihood.
Vision/Mission Fundamental Principle: To hand over sound life to the future generation.
Mission:

  • A. To secure safety of life and improved health.
  • B. To institutionalize the rights of consumers.
  • C. To eliminate economic injustice and ensure stabilization of prices.
  • D. To conserve natural environment and seek for recycling society.
Website (URL) http://nishoren.net/

Cooperative for Rural Development(CORDEV)

Cooperative for Rural Development(CORDEV)

Country The Philippines
First Established(Y/M/D) 2007/10
Legal Status Government registered Cooperative
Number of Primary Coop Members and Consumers
Main Activities Production and marketing of organic/naturally grown banana, rice, corn, vegetables, coffee, mangos,pineapples, etc.
Vision/Mission Mission / Grass roots empowerment through : diversified and organic agriculture and people based enterprises through cooperatives development at different levels.through: promotion of people-to-people trade between communities, regions and with people’s cooperatives in other nations. through: enhancement of the awareness of different sectors in organic and sustainable production; environment protection; the rights of indigenous people to development and self determination; and in the promotion of economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights.

Goal / Building a self-sustaining, self-sufficient, self-reliant and independent cooperatives whose members are capable of building their own resources, of producing the basic needs of their family and their community capable of : negotiating for their rights and entitlements; entering into partnership with entities that have similar goals at any levels.

Website (URL)

Oisix.Daichi Inc.

Oisix.Daichi Inc.

Country Japan
First Established(Y/M/D) 1975/8/1
Legal Status Private Organization/Stock Corporation
Number of Primary Coop Members and Consumers
Main Activities Sales of food items and processed food.Home delivery and wholesale.Restaurant.
Vision/Mission
  • To develop primary industries and seek for the society which is in harmony with natural environment and cares about life on Earth.
Website (URL) https://www.oisixdotdaichi.co.jp/

Dure Consumer’s Cooperative Union

Dure Consumer's Cooperative Union

Country Korea
First Established(Y/M/D) 1997/12/22 (Established as a Union)
Legal Status Consumer’s Cooperative Union
Number of Primary Coop Members and Consumers 29 member coops,200,000 consumer members
Main Activities Dure Coop is the organization which supplies safe and reliable commodity with the close relationship with consumer and producer.
Dure Coop is the organization which encourages consumers to be a ethical consumer and accelerates sustainable production of producer by providing organic agricultural products and fair trade products.
Dure Coop makes contribute toward solving social issues such as environment, ecology, welfare with various cooperatives and local community.
Vision/Mission Dure cooperative federation aims based on cooperative spirit and help each other

  • A. To promote the development of consumer cooperatives that seek to improve living life and culture
  • B. To develop joint business by planning cooperation of association members mutually
  • C. To facilitate the independent economic activity of association members
Website (URL) http://dure-coop.or.kr/

Green Coop Consumers’ Cooperative Union

Country Japan
First Established(Y/M/D) 1988/3/1 (Established as a Union)
Legal Status Incorporated Consumer’s Cooperative Union
Number of Primary Coop Members and Consumers
Main Activities Collective purchase and home delivery of fresh food items, processed food, clothing and etc. Mutual insurance.
Vision/Mission 1. Declaration: four Coexostance:=nature and human being, human being and human being, women and men, south and north
2. Principle:

  • To seek our real way of life and genuine livelihood on a basis of “life is everything.”
  • To hand over the green Mother Earth to our children intact.
Website (URL) http://www.greencoop.or.jp/

Hansalim Cooperative Federation

Country Korea
First Established(Y/M/D) 1986/12/4
Legal Status Incorporated Consumer’s Cooperative Union
Number of Primary Coop Members and Consumers
Main Activities Save Our Table

  • Direct transaction between producer and consumer with eco-friendly organic food.
  • Food education programs and campaigns to keep our health and environment healthy.
  • Take part in the policy-making process and social movement to raise food sovereignty.

Save Our Agricultue

  • Expend eco-friendly organic agriculture and food poduction.
  • Run the fund to support farmer to sustain eco-friendly organic farming.
  • Operate various exchange activities between urban and rural communities to strengthen relationship

Save Our Life and Earth

  • Education, research and publication to realize the world of peace and life
  • Demonstrate the alternative way of living in harmony with nature and our neighbors.
Vision/Mission
  • Save Our Table
  • Save Our Agricultue
  • Save Our Life and Earth
Website (URL) http://www.hansalim.or.kr

Japan Fiber-recycle Solidarity Association(JFSA)

Country Japan
First Established(Y/M/D) 1995/10/1
Legal Status Incorporated Non-Profit Organization
Number of Primary Coop Members and Consumers
Main Activities Promtion of recycling clothing. Support for self-reliance of marginalized people.Support for running schools in slums.
Vision/Mission
  • To link people seeking for optimal use of resources and people marginalized due to poverty in cooperation with overseas NGO, and materialize optimal use of resources and self-reliant livelihood.
Website (URL) http://jfsa.jpn.org/

Kdalak Sulimutuk Institute(KSI)

Kdalak Sulimutuk Institute(KSI)

Country East Timor
First Established(Y/M/D) 2002/7/18
Legal Status NGO registered at NGOs’ Forum
Number of Primary Coop Members and Consumers
Main Activities Attaining fair and peaceful world where all people can live in self-reliance and prosperity of sustainable lives.
Mission:

  • Conflict Transformation:Strengthening traditional laws through “Tarabandu” as peace building project.
  • Social Transformation: Cooperative empowerment, food processing, comparative study, workshop, nursery of coffee seedling.
Vision/Mission
  • Mission/ Conducting research,informal education, grass roots empowermentand network advocacy with two main programs of conflict transformation and social transformation.
Website (URL)

Consumer Cooperative Coopkuruco

Consumer Cooperative Coopkuruco

Country Japan
First Established(Y/M/D) 1955
Legal Status Consumer’s Cooperative
Number of Primary Coop Members and Consumers
Main Activities Collective purchase and delivery of food and other items. Meal delivery service.
Vision/Mission
  • To provide various services helpful for reliable and fertile livelihood based on needs of members.
  • To realize sustainable society where all people can live in peace.
  • To carefully listen to members’ opinion and request and realize it.
Website (URL) http://kuruco.coopnet.or.jp/

Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committee(PARC)

Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committee(PARC)

Country Palestine
First Established(Y/M/D) 1993
Legal Status Registered NGO/Stock Corporation
Number of Primary Coop Members and Consumers
Main Activities Rural development, protection of farmers rights, womens’ rights, emergency relief, export of farm products / processed products, etc.
Vision/Mission PARC is a pioneer national developmental organization with a regional trend committed to rural and agricultural development, social justice and national liberation \ We strive to develop the agricultural sector, strengthen the resilience of farmers, reach out to the poor and marginalized groups and their CBO’s, mobilize and develop the capabilities of rural people to enable them to control their resources, through the work of a distinguished professional teams and a loyal volunteers. This has been accomplished through creative programs and transparent management and through technical practices to contribute to the establishment of a free and democratic Palestinian society with the values of social justice.
Website (URL) http://www.pal-arc.org/

Palsystem Consumer’s Cooparative Union

Palsystem Consumer's Cooparative Union

Country Japan
First Established(Y/M/D) 1990/2(Established as a Union)
Legal Status Incorporated Consumer’s Cooperative Union
Number of Primary Coop Members and Consumers
Main Activities Collective purchase and home delivery of food and other items.Mutual nsurance. Education and Training of member consumers.
Vision/Mission Fundamental Principle: To create a livelihood affluent in heart and a society with symbiosis.
Business Principle: To Conduct business in harmony with environment and contribute to the livlihood of members through cooperative power. Organizational Principle: To care about “coexistance with diversity” and extend the link of cooperation and solidarity. To realize wide-ranging member participation and conduct of the organization open to the community.
Website (URL) http://www.pal.or.jp/

P.TAlter Trade Indonesia(ATINA)

P.TAlter Trade Indonesia(ATINA)

Country Indonesia
First Established(Y/M/D) 2003/5/23
Legal Status Stock Corporation
Number of Primary Coop Members and Consumers
Main Activities Processing and Export of Eco-shrimp and other seafood products.
Vision/Mission Vision:

  • To be market leader and integrated product with slogan “Safety Food for Quality Life”.

Mission:

  • Create the mutually benefitable relationship between all the stakeholder
  • High quality standard for comodities produced
  • Realize the environmental friendly industry
  • Support small scales farmer for having sustainable traditional farming.
Website (URL) http://www.atina.co.id/

Seikatsu Club Consumers’ Cooperative Union

Seikatsu Club Consumers' Cooperative Union

Country Japan
First Established(Y/M/D) 1989(Established as a Union)
Legal Status Incorporated Consumer’s Cooperative Union
Number of Primary Coop Members and Consumers
Main Activities Collective purchase and supply of food and other items (product development, delivery and quality control). Publication of PR brochure. Internationa Exchange.
Vision/Mission From Seikatsu Club Union Charter:

  • To place and develop concepts of safety, health, environment and cooperative spirits as core value and enhence social economic influence.
  • To unite primary cooperatives to contribute local community form sustainable “FEC self-reliant network” where supply Foods, Energy and Care for ourselves.
  • To always keep a firm position for no war and coexistance to seek for peace and better environment, basic infrastructure for sustainable economy, society and culture.
Website (URL) http://www.seikatsuclub.coop/about/english.html

Union of Agricultural Work Committees(UAWC)

Union of Agricultural Work Committees(UAWC)

Country Palestine
First Established(Y/M/D) 1986
Legal Status Registered NGO
Number of Primary Coop Members and Consumers
Main Activities Agricutural services, Advocacy for farmers’ rights, emergency relief, empowerment of womens’ capability, strengthening of organizational and financial resources.
Vision/Mission To maintain food security in agricultural society that is firmly connected to its land in free Palestinian independent state, while contributing effectively in social, political and economic life without discrimination.

Mission /To improve the living conditions of the Palestinian agricultural society, within a comprehensive framework of sustainable development in a manner that would enhance self-reliance and activate the role of local agricutural committees and the concept of voluntary and team work.

Website (URL) http://www.uawc-pal.org/

Yayasan Pengembangan Masyarakat Desa,Papua(YPMD)

Country Indonesia
First Established(Y/M/D) 1984/12/8
Legal Status Registered Foundation incorporated
Number of Primary Coop Members and Consumers
Main Activities Rural economy development based on local potentials:Economic empowerment program for cacao producing communities with saving program.
Vision/Mission To make indigenous local Papuan people self-reliance in economic, social, political and legal aspects along with developing traditional local value and with having them integrated with universal values.

Participatory people’s empowerment, education and training, information management and distribution, conflict mediation and economic empowerment based on local capacity.

Website (URL)

PACOS Trust (Partners of Community Organizations)(PACOS)

Country Malaysia
First Established(Y/M/D) 1996/7/25
Legal Status Incorporated Trust
Number of Primary Coop Members and Consumers
Main Activities
Vision/Mission
Website (URL)

Allah Valley Development foundation Inc.(AVDFI)

Country the Philippines
First Established(Y/M/D) 1989/10/20
Legal Status Foundation
Number of Primary Coop Members and Consumers
Main Activities
Vision/Mission
Website (URL)

Alter Trade Employees’ Credit Cooperative(ATECCO)

Country The Philippines
First Established(Y/M/D) 2012/11/1
Legal Status Cooperative Development Authority (CDA)
Number of Primary Coop Members and Consumers
Main Activities Microlending Project; Do- It- Yourself learning activities; Food safety advocay.
Vision/Mission Vision: ATECCO envision a strong and economically viable cooperative, dedicated to uplift the quality of life of its members.
Mission: Engage in various enterprises that creates economic opportunities, ensures supply of safe, healthy and traceable products and develop members as consumers and advocates of healthy and safe food.
Website (URL)

Alter Trade Timor(ATT)

Alter Trade Timor(ATT)

Country Timor Leste
First Established(Y/M/D) 2008/5/29
Legal Status Limited Company
Number of Primary Coop Members and Consumers
Main Activities Collect, process and export cofee beans. Assist farmers to produce high quality coffee beans for export for uplifting their standard of living
Vision/Mission Sustainable and independent livelihood and social economy for East Timor people. And promote East Timor coffee in the world by improving quality and expanding market through people to people trade.
Website (URL)

Altertrade Philippines Foundation for Food Sovereignty, Inc(ATPF)

Country The Philippines
First Established(Y/M/D) 2016/2/20
Legal Status Incorporated Non-Profit Organization
Number of Primary Coop Members and Consumers
Main Activities
  • Production Program – Balangon banana, Sugarcane and other Agricultural products. Undertaken together with small partner growers in Negros island to uplift their economic condition and develop partnership among its concumer partners in the Philippines, Japan, Europe etc.
  • Credit Assistance Program – Assisting producers by extending financila loans with reasonable interests for increasing productivity and income.
  • Organizational Development – Core program that encompasses to all other programs of the foundation.
Vision/Mission Vision – self-reliant and self-determining communties where small producers live sufficiently and ecologically sustainable life with dignity

Mission – a development organization that aims to alleviate poverty and empowering marginalized producers in rural communities

Website (URL)

MANUSHI

MANUSHI

Country Nepal
First Established(Y/M/D) 1991
Legal Status NGO
Number of Primary Coop Members and Consumers
Main Activities Budilding capacity and empowerment of low income marginalized, poor and indigenous communities. Focus on micro-enterprise development providing loans to the poorest of the poor through Micro-credit. Traning in technical artisan skills, business practices, enterpreneurial methodologies and financial management.Education on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion as well as prevention of violence.
Vision/Mission
  • Aiming to promote the low income, disadvantaged and marginalized women and men in the world of work through training, facilitating and placing them in diverse gainful activities including handicrafts and small business
  • Enhance social and economic Status of especially low income, disadvantaged and marginalized people especially women.
Website (URL) www.manushiarts.com

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