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Training on the creation of farmer cooperatives has begun

One of the main activities of Agro Procurement and Supply OJSC is to provide information on various topics to the farmers. The creation of farmer cooperatives plays an important role in ensuring that agro producers can work together more efficiently, increase productivity, and engage in planned farming. Thus, Agro Procurement and Supply OJSC started training of farmers according to its plan.

The first training was held with the participation of Aghjabadi farmers. Initially, farmers were informed about the objectives and activities of Agro Procurement and Supply OJSC, and general meeting of the supreme governing body of the cooperative, rules of admission to the cooperative, membership, membership fees, withdrawal and registration of the members list were explained to farmers.

It was stated that as a result of the cooperatives, farmers will bring together production resources, will use technology effectively, thereby costs of member farmer in cooperative will reduce, at the same time, it will be possible to obtain more and more high quality products due to the proper arrangement of alternate sowing.

Speaking about the benefits of establishing cooperatives, Chairman of the Board Managment of Agro Procurement and Supply OJSC Leyla Mammadova stated that farmers will be given all the legal support on organizational issues:

“For farmers united in cooperative, access to subsidies will be expanded, and farmers' access to bank loans will be easier. This is because a farmer will no longer act on behalf of a single person, but as an entity with a legal status that unites several farmers. Thus, Farmers' collateral requirements will be eliminated. Most importantly, the transition of farmers to independent management will increase their opportunities and reduce their dependence.”

Leyla Mammadova mentioned that the creation of cooperatives which is based on independent management will make peasants, farmers to become independent from government or any other entity:

“On the basis of the cooperatives, peasants, farmers will provide themselves with seeds, agricultural machinery, fertilizers, manpower and the necessary equipment. The established legal entity will be self-governed by the farmers. Farmers also will have the responsibility for cooperative ownership. Finally, farmers will manage their projects independently without the need for bank loans, subsidies and advances.”