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Re: Enabling rural cooperatives and producer organizations to thrive as sustainable business enterprises

Chris Cook Nordic Enterprise Trust, United Kingdom
Chris Cook

There are two key tools necessary, I believe.

Firstly, a consensual two-way framework agreement valid both domestically, and across borders. This creates no new organisations, but is simply a framework for self organisation to a common purpose.

I have coined the name 'Nondominium' for such a neutral platform.

Secondly, there is the ability for producers to issue credits which may be cleared and redeemed within such a framework agreement, and to agree with service providers - on a revenue/production sharing basis - how to get products to market.

Using such a collaborative architecture - which requires no change in any law - unnecessary financing and funding costs and other rent-seeking such as compound interest become unnecessary, and stakeholder interests are aligned through creating networked co-operatives of co-operatives.