Published in conjunction with Scottish Agricultural Organisation (SAOS)
Who is the Code for?
Agricultural co-operatives are owned and controlled by their farmer members who work together to achieve a commercial objective that they could not achieve working independently of each other.
In the UK, these businesses have long been amongst the co-operative sector’s most successful.
How the Agricultural Code is structured
The Code is structured on three levels:
- High-level principles: The key principles of governance that are applicable to all co-operatives
- Supporting principles: Illustrations of what might constitute good governance compliance
- Provisions: Specific points on which all agricultural co-operatives must report annually
Adoption of the code
If you are an agricultural co-operative and would like to adopt the Code, please contact us.