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

John Rouse Italy

A question that begs answering.

Why do rural credit and savings cooperatives seem to be more successful at achieving sustainable business self reliance than other types of rural cooperatives? What methods and incentives do they use to attract member savings and capital to invest in the cooperative business? Can some of these methods be adapted for use in other types of cooperatives? What do you think?