Member participation in agricultural cooperatives

a regression and scale analysis
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United States Dept. of Agriculture, Rural Development, Rural Business-Cooperative Service , [Washington, D.C.]
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Statement[Thomas W. Gray, Charles A. Kraenzie].
SeriesRBS research report ;, 165
ContributionsKraenzie, Charles A., United States. Rural Business/Cooperative Service.
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LC ClassificationsHD1491.U4 G72 1998
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Open LibraryOL72592M
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Downloadable. This research identifies characteristics that influence member participation in cooperatives. Participation measures include attendance at meetings, serving on committees, serving as an elected officer, and recruiting other farmers to become members.

Nineteen characteristics were found statistically related to participation, and include farm characteristics, member demographics Cited by: Participation of members in the cooperative management of the situation revealed non-parametric statistical methods, logistic regression analysis method and fuzzy paired comparison method were.

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Gray, Ph.D. and Charles A. Kraenzle, Ph.D. Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) Introduction Members can participate in cooperatives in dif-ferent ways. Some limit participation to economic patronage while others may attend meetings, serve on.

This research identifies characteristics that influence member participation in cooperatives. Participation measures include attendance at meetings, serving on committees, serving as an elected officer, and recruiting other farmers to become members.

Nineteen characteristics were found statistically related to participation, and include farm characteristics, member demographics, beliefs Cited by: Section Participation in cooperatives 3 Reference Info About participation, learning, training and action 5 What does participation mean.

5 A typology of participation in cooperative organisations 6 Constraints of participation 7 Key questions for assessing the level of participation in cooperatives 7 Section Training in cooperatives 8.

The ability of agricultural cooperatives to improve the welfare of smallholder farmers in Africa is mixed and contextual. Some cooperatives have not performed well as the result of poor governance structures, multiple and competing goals, but also problems that arise from insufficient trust between members.

[7] In some cases, top-down approaches where cooperatives have been established by. This book presents an overview of the recent development of agricultural co-operatives in Ethiopia. and members participation in agricultural cooperatives in the study area were inability of.

benefits and responsibilities involved in such a membership. A minimum of ten members are required to form a cooperative society. The Cooperative Societies Act does not speci– fy the maximum number of members for any cooperative society.

However, after the formation of - the society, the member may specify the maximum number of members. Concepts of agricultural transformation promote market liberalization and commercialization of small farms as strategies for growth and poverty reduction. But small-farmer participation in globalizing agricultural markets is risky.

In OECD countries, farmer collective action has managed to reduce some of the risks of participating in the market by forming powerful vertically. From Table 2, it is clear that 24% of the respondents indicated that cooperatives in Shurugwi District were established for economic reasons for their establishment were to empower marginalised members (18%), to address market failures (18%), as a defence against adverse socio-economic conditions (16%), to access cheap transport and storage facilities (12%) and.

Results and discussion In order to identify the relationship between strategic planning and members’ participation with cooperatives’ performance, the findings first outline the discussion on the types of cooperatives’ and characteristics of cooperatives board members based on the frequency analysis, followed by the.

Financial participation in the cooperative is a patron member responsibility, and is consistent with cooperative practice Cooperatives have a long history of retaining a portion of net margins allocated to members based on patronage, so that active patron members could provide ongoing equity financing to.

Inthere w registered primary cooperatives (agricultural cooperatives accounts for % of them) with million members (of which % are female) (Bernard et al. According to FCA, the number of primary agricultural cooperatives increased from in to 15, in (FCA ). CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): This research identifies characteristics that influence member participation in cooperatives.

Participation measures include attendance at meetings, serving on committees, serving as an elected officer, and recruiting other farmers to become members.

Nineteen characteristics were found statistically related to. Effective governance of cooperatives depends on the pro‐active participation of members in the governance. However, it is commonly argued that, especially in cooperatives with high heterogeneity of membership, additional decision‐making and influencing costs could emerge if members who participate in the governance do so to obtain direct or indirect economic benefits at the individual farm.

Agricultural cooperatives and producer organizations are institutional innovations which have the potential to reduce poverty and improve food security. This book presents a raft of international case studies, from developing and transition countries, to analyse the internal and external challenges that these complex organizations face and the.

The results of group discussions also verify overall direct and spill-over effects, though cooperative services to members and non-members are undifferentiated. The results indicate a need for a mechanism to enhance the participation of poorer farm households, and to further improve member benefits as potential areas in making cooperatives more.

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improved cooperative marketing of agricultural products like milk and coffee has meant that cooperative members can afford fees for education of their children; in Egypt, 4 million farmers derive income from selling agricultural produce through agricultural marketing cooperatives;4 and in Ethiopia,people in the agricultural sector.

‘This book is a must read for those interested in the role cooperatives play in fostering local rural development and alleviating rural poverty.

Through conceptual pieces, case studies, essays and empirical work, the papers in this volume illustrate the complex challenges facing cooperatives as they attempt to address market failures, remain cost competitive vis-à-vis transnational.

A study entitled factors determining farmers’ decision to cooperative membership status in Ethiopia was conducted with the aim of identifying factors influencing decision to membership in primary agricultural cooperatives in the study area.

A multi stage stratified random sampling technique was used to select representative districts, kebeles, and farmers; and a total of smallholder. Member Participation in Agricultural Cooperatives. Submitted by jmarraffino on Year: Author(s): Thomas Gray and Charles Kraenzle. Gray and Kraenzle - Member Participation in Agricultural Topics: Personnel.

Resource Type: Report. Resource Format: PDF. Staff Pick: Link: Member Participation in Agricultural. As a worker-owned cooperative ourselves, Equal Exchange understands the critical nature of “Member Economic Participation” (Cooperative Principle #3) for the success of a cooperative enterprise.

Members’ contribution to the cooperative’s capital base is called member. The data were analyzed using both qualitative and quantitative techniques. The findings of the study revealed that there are ample prospects for the growth of the agricultural cooperatives like the legal framework; support of the cooperatives union; positive members’ attitude towards cooperatives; women involvement in leadership.

The national agricultural policy identified cooperatives as engines for rural development and subsequently allocated to them the main responsibility in the agricultural marketing system as regards the staple crop of the country.

The basic agricultural marketing law was re-formulated to give the cooperative movement the position of a quasi.

The Factors that Influence the Participation of Cooperative Members in the Agricultural Input and Output Marketing – A Case Study of Adwa District, Ethiopia. Based on a sample of members of French agricultural coop-eratives, results showed that affective commitment had a mediating role in the relationship be-tween trust and participation in the governance of cooperatives, notwithstanding the cognitive or affective nature of trust.

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Hao, J., "Cooperative member commitment, trust and social pressure -- the role of members’ participation in the decision-making," Conference, July August 2,Vancouver, British ColumbiaInternational Association of Agricultural Economists. Marie-Christine Henninger & Valérie Barraud-Didier, Andrei CECHIN, Jos BIJMAN, Stefano PASCUCCI, Decio ZYLBERSZTAJN, Onno OMTA, DRIVERS OF PRO‐ACTIVE MEMBER PARTICIPATION IN AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES: EVIDENCE FROM BRAZIL, Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, /apce, 84, 4, (), ().

• The National Cooperative Business Association ( New York Ave., NW, #, Washington, DC provides advice and legal support for cooperatives. • The USDA Agricultural Cooperative Service (USDA-ACS, P.O.

BoxWashington, D.C. ) provides support services to beginning and existing agricultural cooperatives and publishes a. Smallholder farmers’ participation in agricultural cooperatives is often promoted as a promising strategy for overcoming market imperfections and to increase farmers’ productivity and income.

In recognition of this potential, in recent years, Ethiopia has shown renewed interest in promoting cooperatives.means it’s official. Federal government websites always use domain. Before sharing sensitive information online, make sure you’re on site by inspecting your browser’s address (or “location”) bar.