Australian Co-op features in international food security e-book


Australia's largest co-operative, CBH, has featured in a e-book on food security. The e-book, titled Co-operatives Build a Better World Through Food, is the first in a series of planned e-books on how co-operatives build a better world.

CBH is Australia's largest co-operative and one the country's leading grain organisations. It receives, handles, stores and outloads up to 12 million tons of grain per year. It is the only major player in the Australian grain industry that is owned by its growers, and they export a range of grains to more than 20 markets.

"Our co-operative model has seen us grow from strength to strength over more than 75 years, reflected in the fact that we are now Australia’s largest co-operative," says CBH Group Chairman Neil Wandel.

"Our researchand independent expert advice shows that co-ops can be equally as successful and globally competitive as corporate models, providing they adapt to a changing environment and the different needs of their members. That is what we are doing."

Other stories featured in the e-book include co-operative efforts in Italy to curb the effect of a vicious earthquake on the cheese co-ops and the role of co-ops in keeping fisheries afloat in Vietnam.

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Peter Russell-Clarke
Iconic TV chef and co-ops champion, Peter Russell-Clarke
"...because a lot of profit made from human effort is vanishing out of the local community where it is generated, we are becoming acutely aware that we need to join hands and protect each other by striving together to the benefit of our neighbours as well as our own family. We need to co-operate with each other - Bravo the co-operatives amongst you."

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