Selecting a cooperative membership structure for the agriculture-of-the-middle initiative.

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USDA Rural Development , Washington, D.C
Agriculture, Cooperative -- United States, Farmers -- United S
SeriesResearch report / USDA Rural Development -- 216
ContributionsUnited States. Rural Development.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD1491.U5 S45 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 18, [1] p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23974814M
LC Control Number2009416167

Selecting a Cooperative Membership Structure for the Agriculture-of-the-Middle Initiative Thomas W. Gray, Ph.D. Rural Sociologist USDA Rural Development Cooperative Programs Washington, D.C.

Introduction The agriculture-of-the-middle initiative is a bot-tom-up, multi-centered ensemble of interests that is loosely organized around community.

Selecting a cooperative membership structure for the agriculture-of-the-middle initiative vi, 18, [1] p. (DLC) (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: United States.

Rural. RR Selecting a Cooperative Membership Structure for the Agriculture-of-the-Middle Initiative 01/02/ RR An Analysis of Food-Chain Demand for Differentiated Farm Commodities: Implications for the Farm Sector. RR Selecting a Cooperative Membership Structure for the Agriculture-of-the-Middle Initiative.

Selecting Cooperative Structures for an Agriculture of the Middle (PDF) Dr. Thomas Gray, US Lunchtime Posters Sustainably Competitive Agriculture (PDF, MB) Prof. The members of a feder-ated cooperative are local cooperatives, each operated by a manager responsible to a board of directors.

Each local associa-tion in a federated cooperative is a sepa-rate business entity that owns a membership share entitling it to voting rights in the affairs of the regional. Cooperative structure can be classified into.

Choose Full Select-a-Structure if you are using the tool for the first time. Choose Express Select-a-Structure if you are familiar with the tool. Provide us with some information about you and your organisation. This will allow us to email you with your results and monitor the different types of organisations using the tool.

SCOPE OF THE STUDY The study on the contributions of co-operative to agricultural development was carried in Awka North L.G.A in Anambra state involving some selected agricultural co-operative societies.

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY The study will be of good help to policy makers, the government and those who are interested in improving. Among them, are members of cooperatives and 79 are non members. A probit model was used in data analysis.

Descriptive statistics results show that cooperative membership has been declining since This decline is explained by such requirements of cooperative membership as membership fees, number of coffee trees.

Start studying Intro to Ag - Study Guide Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Structure gives members clear guidelines for how to proceed. A clearly-established structure gives the group a means to maintain order and resolve disagreements.

Structure binds members together. It gives meaning and identity to the people who join the group, as well as to the group itself. Structure in any organization is inevitable -- an. ous people play in a cooperative, and discusses equity accumulation and income taxation.

The purpose is to make available, in a single report, the information someone would need to acquire a general understanding of how cooperatives function. Keywords: Cooperative, Business, Finance, Structure, Tax Co-ops An Introduction to CooperativesFile Size: 5MB.

The argument goes that the co-op structure, in which workers or members own the business equally, makes them more democratic than corporations, and. evaluation of these impacts, we examine if agricultural cooperative membership has a heterogeneous impact on wellbeing among its members.

Examining the heteroge-neous treatment effects of cooperative membership allows to understand how coopera-tives can be more effective in improving the wellbeing of rural community (Verhofstadt and Maertens ).Cited by: 8.

Start studying chap unit 6. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. a leadership organization of the cooperative extension system is.

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membership in FFA is limited to youth who. enroll in an agriscience program in school. The British cooperative movement formed the Co-operative Party in the early 20th century to represent members of consumers' cooperatives in Parliament, which was the first of its kind.

The Co-operative Party now has a permanent electoral pact with the Labour Party meaning someone cannot be a member if they support a party other than Labour.

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Objectives of Co-operative The main object of Co-operative Marketing society is to secure for their members as much as possible for the products they sell. More specific. The Role of Cooperative Society for Marketing Agriculture Producs in Bangladesh.

Global Journal of Management and Business Research Volume XV Issue V Version I. Y ear E. File Size: KB. The financial structure of a cooperative organization is based on equity, or membership and capital shares.

Membership shares entitle owners to voting rights, and capital shares entitle members to share in the organization's profits. Both membership and capital shares must be acquired through sweat equity, or work that is compensated with.

However, members should be assured of the chance to elect a board of directors and hold them accountable for making or delegating these decisions in the best interest of the cooperative as a whole. Beyond member votes, good cooperative membership programs will offer other meaningful ways for member voices to be heard, considered, and responded to.

Membership structures —Cooperative organization can be described according to how their members are organized. All three types are included in the cooperative numbers. • Centralized —Individual agricultural producer members. • Federated —Centralized cooperatives and/or associations are members.

groups (e. g., smallholders, or soybeans-supplying members) within the cooperative. Member participation in cooperative governance Members may participate in all of the three main cooperative governance bodies: (1), attending general assemblies; (2), holding a position in the board of directors; (3), holding a position in the executive Size: KB.

The Role of Cooperative Societies in Economic Development Ahmad Bello Dogarawa, Department of Accounting, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 4 News and the Review of International Co-operation. It represents the cooperative movement generally, for instance through its membership of the by: The number of definitions of cooperatives is large (e.g., Centner,Phillips, Roy, ).The most widespread definition of cooperatives is, "A cooperative is a userowned and user.

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. Equity is one side of the ownership coin, and member benefits are the other side. The owners provide tangible support for the business with their equity investments, and in return the cooperative provides benefits to member-owners.

The most important benefit for the member is the existence of the co-op itself. People invest in a co-op because. co-operative societies is the problem of capital It was concluded that co-operative societies have effect on member’s welfare and the role of co-operative societies in poverty reduction and capital formation cannot be overemphasized in the development process of any country particularly Nigeria.

The research therefore recommended thatCited by: 4. An agricultural cooperative, also known as a farmers' co-op, is a cooperative where farmers pool their resources in certain areas of activity.

A broad typology of agricultural cooperatives distinguishes between 'agricultural service cooperatives', which provide various services to their individually farming members, and 'agricultural production cooperatives', where production resources (land. Cooperatives formed as electric utilities with a different business structure: member ownership.

Member owners could use the cooperative to deliver services their communities wanted, like electricity (and even internet).

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However, Veazey notes that the founding community members were often white, land-owning men — a legacy that continues to Author: Maria Mccoy. Though the structure and activities of specific co-ops may vary, most co-ops’ activities are governed by these guiding principles (per the International Cooperative Association, a global co-op trade organization): Open Membership.

Co-op membership is open to “all persons able to. in the context of marketing cooperatives, we will first focus our attention on the theory of farm supply cooperatives. That theory is less complex than the theory of marketing cooperatives, and the concepts used in the theory of farm supply co-operatives will be more familiar to individuals with knowledge of the standard theory of the firm.

A short history of co-operation and mutuality provides an overview of co-operative and mutual initiatives that may have led to the modern-day co-operative movement. Written by Co-operatives UK‘s secretary general, Ed Mayo, the book acknowledges the risk of choosing one place as the start of everything that followed, tracing back the roots of.A housing cooperative, housing co-op, or housing company (especially in Finland), is a legal entity, usually a cooperative or a corporation, which owns real estate, consisting of one or more residential buildings; it is one type of housing g cooperatives are a distinctive form of home ownership that has many characteristics that differ from other residential arrangements such as.Management is controlled by a board of directors who are elected by the members.

One unique feature of a cooperative is that each member usually has only one vote in selecting directors, regardless of the amount of equity that member has in the cooperative.

Another is that all or most of the directors must be members of the cooperative.