Producer Cooperatives

Producer owned and democratically-controlled organizations that serve their members (who may or may not be themselves cooperatives) through cooperative marketing, support and/or purchasing.

By Len Krimerman

In 1995, the International Cooperative Alliance adopted seven cooperative principles to define and guide cooperatives throughout the world. Briefly stated, the "traditional seven" include: voluntary and open membership; democratic member control; member economic participation; autonomy and independence; education, training and information; cooperation among cooperatives; and concern for community.

Practices, Tools & Strategies: 
The cooperative business model is very popular in Vermont. Why is that? By Stephen Morris.
By Mario Osava,
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