In Canada, agricultural co-operatives play an important role in processing and marketing farm products, providing agricultural supplies and services related to farm production and marketing. Like all co-operative organizations, agricultural co-operatives are owned, used and democratically controlled by their members. In 2000, there were 1288 agricultural co-operatives incorporated in Canada, up from 955 in 1986. This report presents and discusses statistics for agricultural co-operatives in 1986, 1991, 1996 and 2000. The statistics have been gleaned from the Canadian Annual Survey of Co-operatives conducted by the Cooperatives Secretariat.
Profile of Canadian Agricultural Co-operatives (1986-2000)
Heather McNeill and Albert Daoust