new project supports collaboration for farmers
18th August, 2020
The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) has launched a co-operative farming project to support new and developing farming co-operatives
Funded under the Australian Government’s Starting Farm Co-operatives Program, BCCM’s project will include:
- A telephone advice hotline available Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Farmers, fishers and foresters that want to find out more about co-operatives can call the hotline on 1300 665 174 to discuss their needs and get advice about resources available to support them.
- Mentoring from experienced farm co-op operators
- Financial support through educational bursaries
- An interactive educational website
The project will deliver education, advice and support to farmers, fishers and foresters to help them to establish and grow farm co-operatives and other collaborative business models.