Country Breakfast features: Interview with Enrique de los Rios and the BCCM

28 November 2022

“After decades of declining interest, the peak body for co-operative businesses, the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) says more and more agricultural businesses are looking to the business model.

“Seven new agricultural co-ops formed in 2020/21, while the BCCM fielded inquires from 650 farmers about the cooperative business model.

“CEO Melina Morrison says the pandemic and the on-going supply chain crisis has led to a renewed interest in local ownership of everything from farm to plate.

“And Enrique de los Rios,  the general manager of leading Spanish farming co-op Unica Group discusses the benefits of the model for their members as they deal with severe drought and rising input costs.”

Listen to Melina Morrison and Enrique de los Rios on ABC Radio’s Country Breakfast, 26 November 2022.

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