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Cooperatives in Rural and Community Development
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Agricultural Cooperative Development: A Manual for Trainers
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 1998

Agriculture and Local Development
By Norman Walzer, Christopher D. Merritt, and Mary Holmes
New Generation Cooperatives Project Output, Institute for Rural Affairs, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, 2000.

Availability and market potential of non-agricultural businesses in North Dakota,
by Sanjib Bhuyan; David W. Cobia; F. Larry Leistritz, North Dakota State University, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Economics Report 360, September 1996.

Basics of Shared-Services Cooperatives
Service Report 46. 35 pgs 1995. Anthony Cooks, Karen Spatz, and Marc Warman
USDA Rural Development

Bibliography of Cooperatives and Development
Compiled by Christopher D. Merritt and Norman Walzer New Generation Cooperatives Project Output, Institute for Rural Affairs, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, 2000.

Boosting the 3 Bs: England's Plunkett Foundation promotes "The furtherance of rural cooperatives"
by Eliza Banks Rural Cooperatives March/April 2000

Capacity Building of Agricultural Cooperatives To Meet the Market and Human Resources Development Demands
By Daman Prakash,
Director, PAMDA-NETWORK International,
New Delhi, India

Capturing the Spirit,
by Mark Glaess, Manager, Minnesota Rural Electric Association, Year in Cooperation, Spring 1996.

Catfish to Cotton, Mississippi Co-ops Make a Difference
by Randall Torgerson Rural Cooperatives May/June 1998

Commitment to cooperative systems
Rural Cooperatives January/February 2001

Community Economic Development Source for Books and Videos Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Cooperative Agro Pastorale Segbeya African swine-raising, cooperative struggles to survive and prosper
by Azanmasso Joseph and Steven Graham, Rural Cooperatives November/December 2001

Cooperatives in the New Environments: Role of the Registrar of Cooperative Societies in South Asia (UN) FAO Rural Development Division

Cooperatives in Wisconsin: The Power of Cooperative Action
University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives, 2007.

Co-ops benefit from fostering foreign links by Jody Padgham of UWCC , The Country Today April 25, 2001

Development and Poverty Reduction: Do Institutions Matter? A Study on the Impact of Local Institutions in Rural India,
By Vasant P. Gandhi and Robin Marsh
Contributed Paper
International Association of Agricultural Economics, 2003

Dineh Cooperatives, Incorporated (DCI)- Case Study of Community Development in the Navaho Nation
Pratt Institute Center for Community and Environmental Development (PICCED) 2001(?)

Economic Contribution North Dakota Cooperatives Make to the State Economy
Randal C. Coon, F. Larry Leistritz, Staff Paper No. AAE 05001, North Dakota State University, January 2005

Financing Economic Self-reliance and Member Participation in Farmer Organizations in Kenya FAO Rural Development Division

Generating Progress: The Impact of New Generation Cooperatives on their Communities
USDA-Rural Business-Cooperative Service Research Report 177, June 2001
USDA Rural Development

A group of Midwest university professors collaborated on a study that includes a close look at five cooperatives and the impact they have had on their respective communities. These included three new-generation cooperatives, a traditional cooperative that had changed its relationship with members, and a group of local governments using a cooperative business model to deliver services in rural areas. Coordinating the study were David Trechter, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and Robert king, University of Minnesota. Contributors were: Robert Cropp and Anne Reynolds, University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives; Kimberly Zeuli, University Of Kentucky; Roger Ginder, Iowa State University; Evert Van der Sluis, South Dakota State University; Michael Cook, Deanne Hackman and Kristi Livingston, University of Missouri Columbia; Gary Goreharn and Frayne Olson, North Dakota State University; Beth Honadle, University of Minnesota; and Linda Jacobson, University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Real Player Logo Haiti Progress Report on sugar cooperative and rural development in Haiti from National Public Radio NPR Online 6/2/00

The Impact of New Generation Cooperatives on Their Communities
USDA Rural Business Cooperative Service, RBS Research Report 177

Measuring the Impact of Cooperatives in Minnesota,
United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Business - Cooperative Service, RBS Research Report 200
Joe Folsom, December 2003

Measuring the Economic Impact of Cooperatives: Results from Wisconsin
Kimberly Zeuli, Greg Lawless, Steven Deller, Robert Cropp, Will Hughes, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USDA Rural Business Cooperative Service, RBS Research Report No. 196, August 2003

Microfinance in Guatemala: The Case of credit unions,
by Gloria Almeyda and Brian Branch
World Council of Credit Unions Research Monograph Series No. 13
October 1998

New Generation Cooperatives Case Study: New Generation Cooperatives: The Role of Value-Added Cooperatives in Rural Economic Development
by Christopher D. Merret, New Generation Cooperatives: Case Studies, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, 2000

Nicaragua financial services to microentrepreneurs: A study of rural credit unions,
Cathy Mahon
World Council of Credit Unions Research Monograph Series No. 15,

Participatory action research and people's participation: Introduction and case studies
by Gerrit Huizer
Third World Centre
Catholic University of Nijmegen
The Netherlands Sustainable Development Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Poor People's Organizations: Agriculture Producer Organizations
Pierre Rondot, Marie-Hélène Collion, Bryan Kurey and Deepa Narayan
The World Bank Group

Potential Applications for Share-Services Cooperatives in North Dakota
by Sanjib Bhuyan, North Dakota State University, Dept. of Agricultural Economics. Agricultural Economics Miscellaneous Report 178, June 1996. This document requires Adobe Acrobat for viewing.

The Potential for Non-Agricultural Cooperatives in Rural Communities
Kimberly Zeuli, David Freshwater, Deborah Markley, and David Barkley
University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives
Madison, Wisconsin, May 2003.

Potential Role of Non-Agricultural Cooperatives in Rural Development: A Report on Focus Group Studies Conducted in Rural North Dakota
by Sanjib BHUYAN; Frayne E. OLSON North Dakota State University, Dept. of Agricultural Economics Agricultural Economics Report 383

The Promise of Economic Democracy in Practice: The Role of cooperatives in sustainable and equitable community development,
by Aaron G. Lehmer, Masters Thesis, Humboldt State University, May 2003

Rediscovering the Cooperative Advantage: Poverty reduction through self-help,
by Johnston Birchall International Labour Organization, 2003

A Report on Aboriginal Co-operatives in Canada: Current Situation and Potential for Growth
by Lou Hammond- Ketilson and Ian MacPherson, March 2001 University of Saskatchewan, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, March 2001

The Role of Cooperatives in Providing Local Answers to Globalization.
by Levin, Mark. , ILO Cooperative Branch, Geneva. San José, Costa Rica, May 2001 Keynote Speech to the 10th National Cooperative Congress.

Rural Cooperative Housing for Older Adults: An Emerging Challenge for Extension Educators
by Jill Eversole Nolan and Thomas W. Blaine
Journal of Extension April 2001

Rural Development: Creating New Opportunity for Rural America
PA 1624. 7-page Brochure. 1998
USDA Rural Development

Rural People's Organizations in a Liberalized Market Economy: Recent FAO Experience
by John Rouse Senior Officer Rural Institutions and Participation Service (SDAR) FAO Rural Development Division

Shared-Services Cooperatives
Research Report 141. 14 pgs. Reprinted 1997. Anthony C. Crooks, Karen Spatz, and Marc Warman
USDA Rural Development

Small farmers' group networks: A case study of Small Farmers Cooperatives Limited in Nepal
by Kailash Pyakuryal
Professor of Rural Sociology
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Sustainable Development Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The South Dakota Soybean Processors Cooperative: Socioeconomic Impacts.
by Evert Van der Sluis and Paula Loewe. Publications for the NCR - 194 Research on Cooperatives Annual Meeting held on December 12-13, 2000.

The Southwest Cooperatives and Producer Associations Research
by Eric Thor. Publication for the NCR - 194 Research on Cooperatives Annual Meeting held on December 12-13, 2000.

Study finds that new-generation and traditional co-ops have major beneficial impacts on rural communities
by Patrick Duffey Rural Cooperatives July/August 2000

A Study on the Sustainability of Village-Based Cooperatives as an Institution of Development
By Maliha H. Hussein
Plan B Paper
Michigan State University
1989 (4.70mb)

USDA program brought electricity and a better way of life to rural America
by Dan Campbell Rural Development July/August 2000

USDA Rural Development programs help fuel co-op movement
by Jill Long Thompson Rural Cooperatives May/June 2000

Vertical Coordination of Agriculture in Farming - Dependent Areas
by Luther G. Tweeton and Cornelia B. Flora, Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, March 2001. This report includes a section on cooperatives

Western Areas Cities and Counties Cooperative Case Study, a report on an inter- governmental shared services cooperative. This study was part of a USDA Fund for Rural America planning grant for the Center for Cooperative Enterprise, December, 1997.

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