We Effect, Sweden
We Effect (formerly Kooperation Utan Gränser/Swedish Cooperative Centre) is a development cooperation organisation that has worked with a long-term approach since 1958 in order to effect change. Help to self-help is our guiding principle in 25 countries on four continents. Our areas of focus are rural development, housing, gender equality, and access to land. Around sixty Swedish companies and organisations whose roots stem from the Swedish cooperative movements support our organisation. Collaboration with local member-based organisations is fundamental to our work, ensuring that it is based on the interests and priorities of their members.
The founders and present member organisations of the SCC are national federations representing all major cooperatives in Sweden and the sectors where cooperatives play a central role in Swedish society and economy. LRF, the Federation of Swedish Farmers, is an active member and Board member of SCC.
On the 14th of May 2013 the Swedish Cooperative Centre (SCC) changes its name to We Effect. Changing the name is part of a bigger re-branding process. The aim is to engage more people to fight poverty and injustice and support long-term development cooperation.
Kooperation Utan Gränser /Swedish Cooperative Centre,
SE-105 33 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 120 371 00, Fax: +46 8 657 85 15
Federation of Swedish Farmers
The Federation of Swedish Farmers is an interest and business organisation for the green industry with approximately 170 000 individual members. Together they represent some 90 000 enterprises, which makes LRF the largest organisation for small enterprises in Sweden.
Almost all cooperatives within Swedish agriculture and forestry are also members. LRF, and its seven subsidiaries, promote development of the green industry and its farmers of agricultural and forest land, growers and entrepreneurs so that they can fulfill their vision of growth, profitability and power of attraction. LRF seeks to create the appropriate conditions for sustainable and competitive companies and to develop a favorable base for social life and enterprise in rural areas.