‘Small-scale farmers benefit from much higher shares of the end consumer price − around 26% − where they are organised in cooperatives which can achieve economies of scale up to the point of export, compared with those who are not and retain only around 4%.’
Everything for Everyone, a new book published today, chronicles the resurgence of the co-operative movement since the financial crash of 2008.
Today’s IbisWorld Index of the nation’s top 500 privately owned companies reveals the resilience of the co-operative and mutual model, with two out of the top 10 being owned by members, says BCCM CEO Melina Morrison.
The BCCM today welcomed the announcement that the Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja will take on responsibility for the mutual sector within his portfolio of Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance.
Redgum Cleaning Cooperative has won Best SME/Succession Plan in the Employee Ownership Australia (EOA) 2018 Awards.