|Cooperatives: An Alternative to the World Economic Crisis
2012.07.06 - 11:09:34 / firstname.lastname@example.org
HAVANA, Cuba.- A process of cooperatives is currently an alternative for development in face of the world economic crisis and neo-liberalism in the current reality of Latin America and the Caribbean, said Dr. of Economic Sciences Claudio Alberto Rivera.
Speaking at the 8th International Meeting on Accounting, Auditing and Finances, Rivera pointed out that the participants to the event have evaluated experiences in countries like Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic and Cuba.
President of the Scientific Society of the National Economists and Accountants Association, the expert said that Cuba is preparing legal regulations that will allow extending these organizations to other sectors outside agriculture.
He added that, although the state firm is the main engine of the economy, the cooperatives are vital for its development.
On its part, Jesus Cruz Reyes, professor and researcher of the School of Economy of the University of Havana stressed the importance of the second level cooperatives as a superior scale to the primary ones, for the opportunity of offering a better coordination and cohesion among them. He added that their goal is to produce resources, and provide logistic support, training and consultation, among other advantages.
Camila Harnecker, from the Cuban Economy Research Center, emphasized the contribution of the organizations to local development given that it tends to the search of alliances and agreements that can derive in the meeting of needs in each of the territories.
She pointed out however, that to improve the performance of these entities the existence of development strategies in the municipal governments and popular councils are fundamental, based in the diagnosis of the inefficiencies of the region.
This is vital if we want this to have influence on the raise of living standards in the communities through the planning of actions which will rule the ways of contributing to the cooperatives whether individually or collectively. By Danays Gálvez Salas