This year the theme of the World Food Day is "Agricultural cooperatives: key to feeding the world". Cooperatives are present in all sectors of the economy, including agriculture, irrigation, and watershed management. FAO reports that cooperatives across all sectors provide over 100 million jobs around the world, 20 percent more than multinational enterprises! Cooperatives are also effective ways for poor communities to get organized, efficiently manage natural resources, increase food production, and strengthen members' capacities and skills.
Could you tell us some success stories regarding the action of cooperatives and water users associations in the developed and developing world? Do you think that cooperatives are really the key to feeding the world?
Check also this interesting slideshow: http://www.fao.org/english/newsroom/photos/2012/wfdphotogallery/