[QODLink]
Middle East
Israeli kibbutz adapts to modern times
Communal settlements struggle to cope with social change and doubts over economic relevance.
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2012 18:36

Almost a billion people worldwide work in the co-operative sector, a lifestyle that includes non-profit community organisations and businesses that are owned and managed by the people who uses its services.

Israel's kibbutzim (communal settlements in Hebrew) are an example of co-operatives that have been forced to adapt to modern times. 

As part of Al Jazeera's series on the state of global co-operatives, Al Jazeera's Cal Perry visits Israel's oldest communal settlement, Kibbutz Nachshon.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
Your chance to be an investigative journalist in Al Jazeera’s new interactive game.
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Featured
Private citizens take initiative to help 'irregular' migrants, accusing governments of excessive focus on security.
Indonesia's cassava plantations are being killed by mealybugs, and thousands of wasps have been released to stop them.
Violence in Ain al-Arab has prompted many Kurdish Syrians to flee to Turkey, but others are returning to battle ISIL.
Unelected representatives quietly iron out logistics of massive TPP and TTIP deals among US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
Led by students concerned for their future with 'nothing to lose', it remains to be seen who will blink first.