Cooperative in Calabria Offers Much More Than Good Olive Oil | CIHEAM Press Review |

The Nel­son Man­dela Social Coop­er­a­tive was founded in 2017 in Gioiosa Ion­ica, in the province of Reg­gio Cal­abria, by a group of local devel­op­ment experts, social work­ers and cul­tural oper­a­tors with the aim of pro­mot­ing the eth­i­cal employ­ment of young and dis­ad­van­taged peo­ple.
“Our vision is to build up a path of par­tic­i­pa­tion, shar­ing, pres­ence on the ter­ri­tory and devel­op­ment from below,” Mau­r­izio Zavaglia, city man­ager and coop­er­a­tive co-founder, told Olive Oil Times.