How do European Agri and Forestry Cooperatives achieve United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals?

European Agri and Forestry Cooperatives in 3 questions

1- Who are they ?

agri-cooperatives are present in Europe, democratically empowering 7 million European farmers to go from the land to the market, anticipating customers and consumers’ needs. They improve farmers’ position in the supply chain and collectively design tomorrow’s agriculture.

2- What do they do ?

Agri and Forestry cooperatives enable farmers to do those things that they cannot get done individually. Cooperatives pool farmers resources in certain areas of activity, provide various services and advises. They also add value to produce and market it with an integrated approach,creating economy of scale.

3- Why are they important ?

men and women are employed with Agri and Forestry Cooperatives in the EU. European agri-cooperatives are values-led organisations. They actively contribute to the achievement of the 17 United Nation's Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs) by innovating and creating social, economic and environmental benefits.

The 17 sustainable development goals considered by the United Nations

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“Our agri-cooperatives have built a resilient business model that allows our enterprises to prosper and grow. Agri-coops’ endeavors always aim at creating sustainable value for all their stakeholders: their farmers-owners, their employees, the consumers and customers, and more importantly the communities where they operate.”

Thomas Magnusson

Cogeca's President

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“At each stage of their growth, agri-cooperatives respond to the needs expressed democratically by farmers and to community and societal demands. Driven by the principles, agri-cooperatives actively contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs) by innovating and creating economic, social and environmental benefits.”

Pekka Pesonen

Copa and Cogeca Secretary General

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