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Organization of governance

As a co-operative, our governance is based on the principle of one vote per person and on the threefold capacity of our members as partners, farmers and customers.

Farmers at the helm

As an agricultural co-operative, the Eureden Group’s governance is based on a Board of Directors made up of farmers from Brittany’s four administrative departments who represent all our product lines.

The Chairmen of the co-operative, elected by the Board of Directors, are two farmers, Georges Galardon and Serge Le Bartz.

We have two Managing Directors, Alain Perrin and Dominique Ciccone.

Regional organization

Eureden’s regional organization is based on 4 French departments, 16 territorial sections and 32 local areas.

Each level has a role to play:

  • Department: represents the co-operative to the outside world and leads the territorial sections
  • Territorial section: the statutory local base
  • Local area: devoted to running the region. A forum for initiatives and experimentation on a local level. It will be up to the farmers elected as representatives, the members and the teams on the ground to make this forum for expression and initiative their own.

Co-op businesses

Our businesses also give structure to our territory. Eureden has:

Seven specialized sections by product which manage the co-op’s businesses:

  • Vegetables
  • Pigs
  • Eggs
  • Poultry
  • Cattle
  • Dairy
  • Cereals

In addition, two sub-sections are attached to the vegetables section: fresh vegetables and potatoes. A sub-section for cereal and forage seeds is attached to the cereals section.

Three specialized committees:

  • Agricultural Supplies
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Agribusiness

 

Seven cross-disciplinary committees:

  • Organic Farming
  • Sustainable Development
  • Co-op Life and Territories
  • Communication
  • Finance
  • Young Farmers
  • Training

 

Looking ahead to the medium to long term, we will be launching a Planning Committee in 2020, whose role will be to think about the future of our co-operative group.

Our different sections and specialized committees allow us to address all of the co-op’s issues, whether they fall within a single business or are more cross-cutting. They have an important role to play in the close relationships that we want to maintain with our members.

In total, we will have about 400 elected representatives, Board members and section advisors representing our different territories and businesses.

The goal of this organization is to stay as close as possible to our 20,000 members.