Promoting dairy cooperation and ensuring a high-performance, fair and sustainable economic model
In France, 40 cooperative groups and almost 200 cheese dairies (known as fruitières) collect and process the milk produced by member farmers. 55,200 French milk producers are currently affiliated to a dairy cooperative (more than half of all producers).
Coop de France Métiers du Lait represents and defends the interests of almost every dairy cooperative in France. It is committed to promoting the cooperative economic model: a high-performance approach that is fair and sustainable, and that advocates solidarity and humanism. It is designed to meet the aspirations of a large number of socially conscious consumers.
- It defends the material and moral interests of dairy cooperatives, technically, economically, legally, fiscally and socially.
- It represents dairy cooperatives when they are confronted with professional, inter-professional, national and European institutions, and in their dealings with public authorities.
- It helps dairy cooperatives grow and develop by providing information, advice and assistance for their projects.
- It promotes and defends the status and working methods of dairy cooperatives.