ABC Radio: Co-operative model for farms as part of COVID recovery
28 August 2020
Pre-recorded interview with Melina Morrison, CEO, Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals by Melanie Groves, ABC Radio.
A number of farmers have begun diversifying and adapting to the unprecedented economic impact of COVID-19 and Morrison is suggesting an agribusiness cooperative. Morrison explains how this model allows farmers and growers to sustain a profitable business and collaborate on solving problems. She explains how this collective model allows for its members to function like a bigger body while retaining their own independent business structure. She discusses how and why North Queensland sugar mills who used to be in a co-operative have converted into a corporate form.