Cooperative

It is not without reason that the agricultural production cooperativism is the largest and most significant of the country. It arose from the need of gathering of small and medium-sized farmers, who founded cooperatives, built silos and warehouses, acquired fleets to ship production and competed in markets on equal terms with large corporations in the industry.

Aurora follows the values of cooperation in everything it does. It provides support to cooperatives, which in turn support farmers. Therefore, since its foundation it has doubled the number of affiliated cooperatives. Today there are 11 member cooperatives representing more than one hundred thousand of families, and present in more than 500 cities.

Aurora - Cooperativism is our DNA
Aurora - Cooperativism is our DNA

A force that makes history

Cooperation means collaborating with others so that all achieve the same results. This is the principle of the cooperative model, which is based on human solidarity, where the well-being of all overlaps individualism. The ancient peoples have practiced cooperation in fight for survival and today it is no different. When people come together to solve problems they face, it becomes easier to come up with a solution. The union that began with a small group of people turned into a global force. Today, cooperatives play an important role in the global economy and in particular in Brazil, generating employment and income.

Principles for a life time

It is natural for human-being to be helping and being supportive. These are gestures that begin at home, in the family, at school and extend to the whole society. The same applies to cooperatives. Cooperatives are based on the values of mutual assistance and responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and concern for mankind.
The guidelines of all cooperative actions are the way to put the theory into practice.
The principles are:
1. Voluntary and open membership;
2. Democratic management by members;
3. Economic participation of partners;
4. Autonomy and independence;
5. Education, training and information;
6. Mutual cooperation;
7. Community Interest.

A path to the future

Cooperative systems improved and became professional. Cooperativism is taught in some schools and there are already some graduation schools in the area.
The cooperatives managing method combine democracy, the participation of members, the modern and efficient management allowed by science and technology. Cooperatives are companies, but different from others, since they prioritize the human being, what is to say, first the work, then the capital. The cooperativism system is a reference as one of the most modern and fair forms of work.

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