Lower prices of raw materials
Through joint purchase of raw materials, a lower purchase price for the members of the cooperatives can be bargained. This activity which by default is carried out by the individual farmers but can be done through the cooperative more efficiently.
Processing and production
With common processing plants, a larger volume of processing is achieved, and larger quantities of products are reached, which enables more reliable sale, better purchase prices and increased profit.
Higher prices for the finished products
By joint selling of the finished product, a more secure ranking and better purchase prices are ensured. In this way, members have an equal role in dictating the price of the market.
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(Brochure published by the National Extension Agency)