CDA Region IX EO

2nd Floor, Bance Bldg., P. Urro St., San Jose District, Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur, 7016


Cooperative unions allow individual cooperatives to pool their resources and leverage their collective bargaining power. This can lead to better access to markets, bulk purchasing discounts, and stronger negotiating positions with suppliers and buyers. As a result, member cooperatives can achieve greater economic stability and competitiveness. By joining a cooperative union, member cooperatives can benefit from shared resources and expertise. This can include access to training programs, technical assistance, marketing support, and shared infrastructure such as storage facilities or transportation networks. By pooling resources, cooperatives can overcome individual capacity constraints and achieve economies of scale. cooperative unions can help spread risk across a larger group of members. In sectors where individual cooperatives may face market volatility, weather-related risks, or other uncertainties, pooling resources through a union can provide a buffer against these risks. Additionally, cooperative unions can offer insurance or risk management services to member cooperatives, further enhancing their resilience. Through collective action, cooperative unions can advocate for policies and regulations that support the interests of their members. This can include lobbying for favorable legislation, representing cooperatives’ interests in government forums, and participating in industry associations. By speaking with a unified voice, cooperatives can have a greater impact on shaping policies that affect their operations and sustainability. Cooperative unions provide a platform for member cooperatives to exchange knowledge, share best practices, and collaborate on joint initiatives. This collaborative approach fosters innovation, promotes learning, and strengthens the overall capacity of the cooperative movement. By working together, cooperatives can address common challenges more effectively and seize new opportunities for growth and development.

With this, the Cooperative Development Authority spearheaded by Regional Director Ruben L. Cunanan, JD conduct an orientation and organization of Cooperative Union in the province of Zamboanga del Norte last May 7, 2024 at ZANORTE MPC Function Hall and it is promised that the said union will be registered this July 2024.