In the meeting, held in early June, participants recalled all the consultancy work on cooperativism conducted in the last two years and realized that the knowledge on entrepreneurship had great evolution and brought positive results.
During this period, the basic principles of cooperativism, such as voluntary and free adhesion, democratic management and economic participation by members, as well as autonomy and independence, were repassed to workers participating in the project. The purpose is to increase the work demand, thus increasing the income and improving the quality of life of these workers and their families.
According to the associativism and cooperativism consultant João Bosco Peixoto de Almeida, the end purpose of the consultancy conducted in the first week of June with the representatives of the Cooperative of Rural Producers from Taquara, Abunã, Pau D'arco and Penha (Coopertap) and the Agri-Sustainable Cooperative of União Bandeirantes (Unicoop) was that both boards made a balance of the corporate life of their members, in addition to a balance of the current economic, asset and organizational situation of both institutions. "Along these first two years of project, the qualifications made in rural cooperativism helped producers in the legal foundations of their cooperatives, and also helped them in preparing bylaws, internal norms and regularization of the entities according to the laws in force", the consultant explained.