What is a co-operative?
Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-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 caring for others. That’s the official definition according to the International Co-operative Alliance.
And here’s what it also means to the five founders & supporters of this innovative and ground breaking co-operative in Australia.
ORICoop believes that farms should be invested in and owned by entities that have a long term interest in the preservation, restoration, viability and longevity of the asset. Not solely the financial or profit extraction that investors currently seek from agriculture.