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 33,000 cooperatives operating throughout
the country. Approximately 6.3 million individual members are
involved in the different types of co-operatives for their
economic, social and cultural development various activities.
To be established as a principal body,
and play a leadership role in the country’s economy, for the formation of prosperous society by alleviating poverty through cooperatives.
Unite, lead and serve members through cooperatives at all levels for their betterment.
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:
To promote, strengthen and develop the Nepalese cooperative movement.
To support the business promotion programs of cooperatives at all levels.
To strengthen the management capacity of cooperatives.
To provide leadership to the cooperative movement and to represent on behalf of Nepalese cooperative movement in the government and other national and international forums.
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