Strategy

The Department is intent on ensuring that co-operatives are run 'by members' as opposed to 'for members'. Here are its seven strategies:

  • 'communitisation' of co-operatives
  • extension of bona fide (i.e. service user) membership
  • creation of forums for participation
  • member centredness in service
  • promotion of productive business
  • encouragement of women's participation
  • intensive member education.