THE 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COOPERATIVES
(Held in conjunction with ICAEM2015: The 7th International Conference on Agribusiness Economics and Management)
In celebration of the Centennial Year of Philippine Cooperatives this year, the Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development (ICOPED) of the College of Economics and Management (CEM), University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), in cooperation with the Cooperative Development Authority, held its 2nd International Conference on Cooperatives (ICOOP2015). ICOOP2015 aims to (1) re-emphasize the important role of cooperatives in agribusiness and enterprise development; (2) recognize them as a viable and sustainable form of enterprise; and (3) identify challenges and opportunities in mainstreaming them in the agribusiness sector. The conference provides a good venue for sharing knowledge, experiences, and visions related to cooperative development among cooperators, policymakers, practitioners, academicians, and other stakeholders in the field of cooperatives and business enterprises.