The main task of Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias de España (SPANISH CO-OPS), is to represent and defend the economic and social interests of the Spanish agricultural cooperative movement, before the National Administration, the European Union and the rest of the social and economic agents of the sector in which the agricultural cooperatives develop their activities.
SPANISH CO-OPS represents this Spanish agricultural cooperative movement and consists of 2,849 cooperative companies. These companies have an overall turnover of 13,500 million €, employ 75,412 persons directly, and are composed by more than one million associated farmers. These figures indicate that SPANISH CO-OPS, in spite of being an SME, implies and influences a bigger scope.
Role and main activities in SHIP2FAIR
Due to its position as an association of agro-food industries, Spanish co-ops will participate actively in the dissemination and training activities, especially by engaging professional of the agro-food sector for the training campaign. Besides, they will support in engaging virtual demonstrators for the replication tool, thus encouraging potential users of SHIP systems.