Search for reports, toolkits, videos, templates and manuals to learn about, set up, and run a co-operative or mutual business.

University of Newcastle
Developing a pedagogy for co-operative education in Australia

Recommendations on the need for co-operative educational framework in Australia. Co-operative Farming has used this report for its Educational and Accreditation Framework.

University of Newcastle
Learning on the go

Identifying barriers and opportunities for the formation and development of agricultural co-operatives in Australia.

Business Victoria
How to write a business plan

Business planning is the key to business success. It helps you get finance, gives you control and direction and helps you set priorities. This video takes you through eight steps to build and revise your business plan.

Farming Together
Farming Together’s webinar series

Farming Together is providing you the opportunity to learn more about Collaborative Business Solutions in Farming, Fishing and Forestry via its new webinar series. Find out how collaborative business solutions can help address some of today’s biggest challenges. Working collaboratively, farmers can experience greater control of the supply chain, create economies of scale, build resilience.

BCCM, University of Western Australia
2020 National Mutual Economy Report – Australia’s Top 100 CMEs

Produced annually in conjunction with the University of Western Australia, the National Mutual Economy (NME) Report maps the size, reach and contribution of the co-operative and mutual sector.

Leading the Resilience Report

This report describes how the natural resilience of co-operative and mutual businesses has helped them to react positively to the coronavirus pandemic challenge, by keeping true to the purpose of serving their members.

NSW Department of Primary Industries
Agriculture COVID toolkit

This toolkit contains adaptable communication materials about: being COVID Safe, mentally healthy workplaces, changes to border permits for agricultural workers, social tiles, workspace signage and Indigenous community content.

Discussion Paper: Co-operatives and Mutuals as Social Enterprises

This paper discusses how co-operatives and mutuals sit alongside contemporary definitions and accreditation processes for social enterprise and the alignment between the objectives of social enterprise policymakers and the purpose of CMEs.

Co-operative Farming: Blueprint for future proofing Aussie farmers

This report highlights thriving agricultural co-operative businesses, focusing on how co-operatives are good for farmers, fishers and foresters; regional Australia; and Australia.

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