Cooperative governance

An economic model where the democratic principle of “one man, one vote” prevails.

Cooperative governance is an original business model, created by farmers for farmers. This economic model rests on the democratic principle of “one man, one vote”.

The Board of Directors, comprising farmers elected by their peers, is the chief decision-making body for our cooperative and our Group.

We have a duty to adapt to the needs of the market and to create value, if we are to uphold production potential for our farming members in our region in the South-West of France.

The Board of Directors decides on the strategies which will guide our investment and our mobilisation of resources. Our daily activities rely on the partnership between administrators and business managers for more efficient leadership.

Above all, the main task of the cooperative is to provide its members with the best possible conditions in which to develop their business. The cooperative's major objectives are therefore to provide members with the best price for them to buy their inputs, as well as to offer outlets which are both secure and able to derive added value.

Consequently, the cooperative plays a decisive role in maintaining the economic and social fabric of the region, as well as stimulating and even energising it.

Through its farmers and its subsidiaries' processing sites, the cooperative is at the heart of rural development.

Our cooperative and our Group continue to be managed by and for farmers.