Agriculture is a crucial sector for global development as farmers feed the world. Agriculture is also the second largest source of employment in the world. Historically, it has played a vital role in the development of many countries. How diverse are cooperatives around the world – for example, there are. Therefore, natural products expo is dedicated to this topic.
Among news agencies, schools, and renewable energy suppliers, agriculture remains the area where cooperatives are a common form of business. This training package is based on the belief that “Strong and representative farming organizations will play a decisive role in promoting democracy, ensuring better income distribution and economic development in their country. Facts show that a large number of countries with large agricultural sectors, such as Argentina, Ethiopia, France, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand, as in the United States, also have strong agricultural cooperatives.
However, these cooperatives face many external and internal problems. External concerns may be related to markets, regulations, infrastructure, or climate change. Internal issues in cooperatives are usually related to management and management issues. Cooperatives are companies whose main purpose is not
The purpose of the new training package for food exporter is to enable leaders (present and future) of agricultural cooperatives to identify and solve the main problems facing cooperatives in market development. As stated earlier, cooperatives may be torn between the (sometimes conflicting) interests of their members, business opportunities, and social considerations. In such a context, their leaders should ensure that they make informed decisions regarding the provision of services to members, especially in relation to resource offerings and marketing operations.
The PRODUCT FOR DISTRIBUTION module examines methods and processes for collective procurement and resale of agricultural resources to members and, possibly, other interested parties. With quality materials at an affordable price, farmers can hope to improve their yields. The supply of agricultural resources is the key to improving agricultural production and productivity, both in terms of quantity and quality.
Agricultural resources include seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, tools, equipment, animal feed, and artificial insemination. Supply management includes decisions about the global market distribution and the type of inputs, where and when they are purchased, the cost of this input, and the management, storage and resale of input for members and possibly other farmers. Such guidance should ensure that the right product is delivered at the right time and place at the right price. Managing the supply of resources in a cooperative is connected both with the supply of resources in response to the needs of members of the cooperative, and with the profitability of this service. It is also about managing participants’ expectations. Members are not only ordinary customers, but also owners of the cooperative. They expect high quality materials at reasonable prices. They also expect prices to be competitive with prices offered by other (often private) suppliers.
Input management also includes managing relationships with stakeholders other than participants. Good relations with suppliers facilitate negotiations; two parties that demonstrate mutual trust understand each other better and show greater commitment in the framework of the agreement. In addition to suppliers, cooperatives also work with research and consulting organizations. Good relationships and regular contacts contribute to the transfer of relevant information about inputs and technologies. The same applies to relations with the authorities: the latter provide access to information regarding legislation and regulations, for example, the latest pesticide rules. The cooperative also maintains important relationships with the union or federation.
The “market opportunities for farmers” module addresses issues related to the collective supply of resources. Assuming the role of a resource provider, a cooperative, by its dual nature, must find ways to meet the needs of its members in conducting the business that it represents. Here, the co-operative’s leadership will have to find the right balance between the supply of resources, profitability and profit in order to meet the needs of members and control the costs incurred.