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Producer cooperatives have producers as their members, and provide services involved in moving a product from the point of production to the point of consumption. Producer cooperatives may also be organized by small businesses for pooling their savings and accessing capital, for acquiring supplies and services, or for marketing products and services.
Agricultural cooperatives and fishery cooperatives are such examples.
By banding together, they leverage greater bargaining power with buyers. They also combine resources to more effectively market and brand their products, thereby improving the incomes of their members.
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