The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) is an independent, non-governmental organisation established in 1895 to unite, represent and serve co-operatives worldwide. It provides a global voice and forum for knowledge, expertise and co-ordinated action for and about co-operatives.
ICA's members are international and national co-operative organisations from all sectors of the economy, including agriculture, banking, consumer, fisheries, health, housing, insurance, and workers. ICA has members from one hundred countries, representing one billion individuals worldwide. One hundred million people work for a co-operative locally.
The ICA is the guardian of the co-operative identity, values and principles.
As a member, you will gain from ICA's leadership in a number of areas and be entitled to a number of benefits.
To see what some of our current members have said about what ICA membership means for their organisation click here.
Click below to download the Membership Prospectus in English, French, German and Spanish.
Why should Agricultural co-operatives join the ICA?