Our vision is to be the crown of cooperative agricultural marketing worldwide.
The mission of Addis Alem Co-op is to improve the standard of living of our members through co-operative self-help and a united approach to common problems that they may ultimately play a highly important role in the growth of our nation’s economy while ensuring its food sovereignty. Our Co-operative is rooted in the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of our founders, our members are called upon to act with the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.
The Co-operative Structure
Addis Alem Co-operative Society Ltd was founded on May 20, 2014. The Co-operative is governed according its well constituted By-Laws by a democratically elected Board and Supervisory Committee. Membership of the Addis Alem Co-op has combined experience in agronomics, crop production, agro-processing, marketing, technology, construction and sustainable development at the community level.
Board of Directors
President: Anthony Nurse
Vice-President: Ryan Campbell
Secretary: Leonard Seale
Treasurer: Dwayne Bascombe
Public Relations Officer: Troy Weekes
Chairman: Christopher Griffith
Secretary: Corey Marshall
Member: Mervin Small
1. Voluntary & Open Membership.
Addis Alem Co-op is a voluntary organisation, open to all persons able to use their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political or religious discrimination.
2. Democratic Member Control.
Addis Alem Co-op is a democratic organisation controlled by its members, who actively participate in setting their policies and making decisions. Men and women serving as elected representatives are accountable to the membership. Members have equal voting rights (one member, one vote).
3. Member Economic Participation.
Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of the Co-operative. Part of the capital is the common property of the Co-operative. Members receive dividends on shares subscribed. Members benefit in proportion to their transactions with the Co-operative; and supporting other activities approved by the membership.
4. Autonomy & Independence.
Addis Alem Co-op is an autonomous, self-help organisation controlled by its members. If the Co-operative enters into agreements with other organisations, including governments, or raise capital from external sources, they do so on terms that ensure democratic control by their members and maintain their co-operative autonomy.
5. Education, Training & Information.
Addis Alem Co-op provides opportunities for education and training to our members, elected representatives, managers, and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of the Co-operative. The Co-operative informs the general public – particularly young people and opinion leaders – about the nature and benefits of co-operation.
6. Co-operation among Co-operatives.
Addis Alem Co-op serves its members most effectively and strengthens the co-operative movement by working together through local, national, regional and international structures.
7. Concern for Community.
Addis Alem Co-op works for the sustainable development of the community through policies approved by their members.