The National Cooperative Federation of Nepal (NCF/N)
established in June 20, 1993 under the Co-operative Act, 1992 is an apex
body of the cooperative movement of all types and levels of
cooperatives organized on the basis of universally accepted
cooperative values and principles. As the national apex body of
cooperatives of all types and levels, it on behalf of them represents in government, national and international forum.
NCF/N represents around 27,000 cooperatives operating throughout
the country. Approximately 4.7 million individual members are
involved in the different types of co-operatives for their
economic, social and cultural development various activities.
of NCF/N is to promote and establish such Nepalese civil society
where the Democracy, Equality, Solidarity, Social justice,
Caring for other and Gender-Balanced sustainable development
will be followed by the cooperatives.
Mission of NCF/N is to unite, lead, represent and serve members
for their economic, social and cultural empowerment through their
cooperatives at all levels.
objective of NCF/N is to promote, strengthen and empower the
cooperatives for the benefit to their members on the basis of
mutual cooperation through the participatory development process
in the country. To attain the general objectives, some specific
objectives of NCF/N are set as follows:
raise the sense of mutual help and cooperation among the people
for fulfilling their needs and aspirations through cooperatives.
To organise seminars, workshops, awareness raising programs on the
emerging issues and lead the movement for safeguarding and
implementing the cooperative norms, values and principles.
promote, strengthen and develop the cooperatives through
cooperative training, education and specific projects activities
for making cooperative efficient and viable.
develop marketing network to the cooperative products in order to
promote the business for the economic benefits of the members.
extend and explore support to the economic, social, professional
and sustainable development of cooperatives in order to
strengthen and promote cooperative business.
provide leadership to the cooperative movement and to represent
on behalf of cooperatives in the Government and other national and
Co-operative is a form of business enterprises, or
community organization, incorporated in service to its members
and users, in order to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations.
Co-operative is jointly-owened and democratically controlled
by its members and users on the basis of one member, one vote.
Co-operatives follow democratic, participatory and transparent
decision-making processes and organizational structures so that
their members and users (i.e. owners, workers and consumers)
may be directly responsible for benefiting themselves and
the society in general.
are based on the value of self-help, mutual help, self-responsibility,
democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. Co-operative members
believe in the ethical values of honesty, owners, social responsibility
and caring for others. Cooperative principles by which co-operatives put their values into