Introduction to Agricultural Co-operatives (Micro-credential)
EcoQuest Education Foundation Te Rarangahau Taiao
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Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.
This course is open to anyone engaged in, or interested in establishing / working with small-scale service or production cooperatives.
About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The purpose of this micro-credential is to empower individuals and small groups of producers or processors of agriculture and food products with the skills and knowledge to establish, and successfully run either service or production cooperatives. At a macroscale, there are a number of sophisticated cooperatives in New Zealand, with the top 30 producing $42.3 billion, having 1.4 million members and employing 48,000 people (Garnevska et al 2017)1 However, at a smaller scale there are a number of innovative and alternative agri-food producers that would benefit from a more formal cooperation on some elements, rather than competition.
Examples of related scholarships
Transpower Rural Communities Trust Tertiary Grant
Rural Communities Trust
So far, almost 1,000 grants have been approved, totaling well over $600,000.
This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.
The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.