Partnership working is key to the international work of the College. We have worked with Co-operative Societies and values based businesses in the UK to develop Co-operative Enterprises in the Global South. As part of the UN’s International Year of Co-operatives in 2012 we worked alongside Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society to develop a fledgling agricultural co-operative in Lesotho.


In 2015 we started a 5 year partnership with the Yorkshire family business William Jackson Food Group to develop organic and environmentally sustainable farming in the Ncheu region of Malawi.

If you are interested in working with the Co-operative College to develop co-operatives in the Global South, contact sarah@co-op.ac.uk.