Become part of the cooperative family!

We offer two types of membership: cooperatives and organisations that unite or federate cooperatives, at national or international level, may become members while other  types of organisations that are not themselves cooperatives or organizations uniting or federating cooperatives, but that support them in some way, can become Associate Members. To learn more about eligibility click here.

Benefits of Membership

The Membership Prospectus and Membership Package provides you with more information on the benefits of membership.

Costs of Membership

Organisations can apply as a full Member with voting rights or an Associate Member. Membership dues are calculated based on subscription formulae for Members and on a flat fee scale Associate Members, as described in the ByLaws. Members pay an annual subscription based on the number of their individual members (number of individuals they represent through their member societies). You can get a quote by contacting the Director of Membership.

How to Apply

Candidates for membership must fill in a Membership Application Form in English, French or Spanish and submit it with required documents. 



How many individual members does your organisation represent (the number of individual persons, farmers or entities which your organisation has or represents through their member societies)
Are you affiliated to a current member? (see current list of members here:

Which type of membership would you like to apply for? *

(reference eligibility requirements

How information about you will be used

Individual contact information which you supply to us will be used to deliver our newsletters, important press releases, invitations to events, and may be used to contact you for statistical information and networking within the co-operative movement. We will not sell your information. We will not share your personal information with anyone outside of the International Co-operative Alliance structures and partners. For further information on how your information is used, how we maintain the security of your information, and your rights, please visit terms and conditions page or email

I understand and accept the data protection policy of the International Co-operative Alliance and consent to my information being used as per the policy.
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