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[GSEF2016]: Five cases of collaboration between a consumer cooperative and a local government for the creation of local welfare businesses

Category: 
SSE Organisation
Asia
Class: 
Environment / Food
Social Service / Employment

Presented at: GSEF2016 Montreal

Organisation: Association of Seoul Declaration Japan (ASDJ, Citizen initiatives), Pal-system consumer cooperative in Chiba Prefecture (Social and solidarity economy organization)

Date: September 8, 2016

PresenterMr. Kenzo Taira (Representative)

Contactstaira-kenzo@pal.or.jp

Summary

Pal-System Consumers’ Cooperative in Chiba has been endeavoring to improve food safety, child and elderly care and the general living conditions of its members since its creation in 1975. Recently, members raised the possibility of using some of the cooperative’s accumulated experience and resources to address problems faced by Japanese society such as social welfare, leading the cooperative to undertake new actions on this front. The presentation will introduce five of these activities.