Cooperatives in China

Tim Zachernuk has been living in China since 1995 working on rural development and poverty alleviation projects. Starting in 2000 his projects started supporting farmers’ economic organizations and, since 2007, supporting farmer cooperatives. Since 2010 his work has solely been focused on training and support for cooperatives, working for international organizations, Chinese government organizations and Chinese NGO’s. These are two articles reprinted from China Eye magazine 52 and 53 (2016/7). China’s blisteringly rapid pace of development, which has lifted it from the ranks of the world’s poor countries to a global economic powerhouse, started with the economic reforms beginning in […]

ICCIC Delegation visit UK, 26-30 September 2018

  SACU welcomed an ICCIC delegation for their short stay, 26th-30th September, which they made as part of the 80th anniversary celebrations of the founding of the Chinese Industrial Co-operatives – Gung Ho movement. For this trip the delegation wanted to follow in the footsteps of George Hogg. ICCIC stands for the International Committee for the Promotion of Chinese Industrial Co-operatives (Gung-Ho-ICCIC) ( which has been helping people establish member-owned co-operative enterprises since 1937. In an extremely short trip the delegation managed to visit all the main British sites associated with George Hogg (1915-1945), journalist, vocational teacher and key player […]