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Support local, self-regulated and integrated fisheries businesses led by First Nations communities

The River Select Fisheries Cooperative was incorporated in 2014 to provide market access to sustainable Indigenous salmon fisheries. The Cooperative’s members are not just as fishers, but fishing communities. Their fisheries respect measures around selective fishing...

Female farmers association’s work during pandemic featured in new video

Our partner in Bolivia, Aymara Women Vegetable Producers Association of Achocalla (AFLOPHA), has been featured in Spanish-language video produced by local marketing firm Serpentina Digital. The Association made major innovations in early-2020 when the Covid-19...

Community Evolution Partner wins Green Prize from the the Development Bank of Ecuador

The Development Bank of Ecuador, in a special event held in Quito, recognized 12 finalist projects for their efforts to care for the environment and advance social causes.  In 2019, 115 applicants from local and provincial governments and companies from across Ecuador...
Female farmers and entrepreneurs provide diverse food baskets for delivery around La Paz, Bolivia
Female farmers and entrepreneurs provide diverse food baskets for delivery around La Paz, Bolivia

During the pandemic, Community Evolution’s partner AFLOPHA in Bolivia is providing food and income for their community. AFLOPHA receives orders and provides delivery of fresh vegetables from their greenhouses directly and safely to customers in La Paz via WhatsApp. The group has also partnered with other producers to sell and deliver diverse and nutritious food baskets.

The community that makes up the Cowichan Valley Co-operative Marketplace
The community that makes up the Cowichan Valley Co-operative Marketplace

The Cow-Op is made up of local farmers, food processors and community partners. This non-profit farmer and food processor co-operative brings together members and consumers through an online marketplace of locally grown and harvested food, featuring a variety of produce, meats, eggs, fruit, baking and more all grown or produced throughout the Cowichan Region.

Meet Caroline Fric, a farmer braving the pandemic
Meet Caroline Fric, a farmer braving the pandemic

Growing food is an act of love. That’s what we notice when we hear Caroline Fric describe her work. Caroline is the co-owner of Golden Greens Farm, a two-acre land in the Cowichan Valley. Growing food has taught me absolutely everything, all of my weaknesses and my...

The value of volunteers in times of crisis
The value of volunteers in times of crisis

A regular week for the farmers of Cowichan Valley Co-operative Marketplace would see an average of 30 orders placed through their system. When COVID-19 hit British Columbia and the restrictions were put in place affecting farmer’s markets and restaurants, the CVCM...

Recyclists support Cowichan farmers
Recyclists support Cowichan farmers

Even before being a co-owner of the Cowichan Recyclists — a bike-based recycling pickup company in the Cowichan Valley, British Columbia — Erin Ward (photo) was their fan. The Recyclists help Cowichan ride the road to zero waste. Erin and her partner Patrick Devlin...