A cooperative foundation

Agrico was established for the specific purpose of generating added value that would be difficult or impossible for individual members to generate themselves. This partnership forms the basis of our cooperative. The commitment and influence of its members are of great importance to Agrico, as is indeed also reflected by the organisation’s management.
 

Cooperative


Board of Members

The Board of Members is the highest body in the cooperative and also its General Assembly of Members. The Board of Members is a representative selection of the members. The members of the Board of Members are appointed during the central Assembly of Members.

 

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors represents the cooperative and is hence the General Assembly of the shareholders of the private limited liability company. The members of the Board of Directors also serve on the Supervisory Board. The chairman of the Board of Directors, and hence also of the Supervisory Board, is Adrie Vermeulen.

 
Adrie Vermeulen
chairman of the Agrico Cooperative

 

Pool Committees

The Pool Committee serves as the contact for the members on the one hand, and the Director on the other. The Pool Committee promotes the interests of the members with respect to the cultivation contracts and the associated terms and conditions. The commercial policy is the exclusive responsibility of the Director of the private limited liability company.

Appeal Commitee

The Appeal Committee evaluates and decides on submitted disputes between members/companies and the cooperative. The Appeal Committee consists of six members who are appointed by the Board of Members.


Junior Board

Agrico has a Junior Board that acts as a sounding board for the Director and the Board of Directors. Agrico’s Junior Board does not have a statutory status.

 

Private limited liability company


Director

Agrico B.V. is managed by a Director who represents the private limited liability company and is responsible for its strategy and day-to-day management. The private limited liability company has opted for a single Director, who is appointed by the Supervisory Board.

 
  Jan van Hoogen

 

General director 

 

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board supervises the Director’s policy and the general affairs of the private limited liability company and its affiliated companies. The members of the Supervisory Board also serve on the Board of Directors.

Subsidiaries and joint investment interests

In August 2008, the legal structure of Agrico was changed. All company activities were transferred from Agrico Coöperatieve Handelsvereniging voor Akkerbouwgewassen U.A. to Agrico BV, with the exception of membership affairs, delivery contracts, buildings and terrains. The following table presents a clear survey of the subsidiaries and joint investment interests.
 

Subsidiaries (Group companies):  
Agrico Holding B.V., Emmeloord Holding company.
   
Kweek- en Researchbedrijf Agrico B.V.  Breeding and Research company in Bant.
Leo de Kock en zn. B.V., Purmerend Washing and packing company for table potatoes.
   
Agrico Polska Sp. z o.o., Lêbork, Poland Cultivation, sales and distribution of seed potatoes.
Agrico UK Ltd., Castleton, Scotland Cultivation, sales and distribution of seed potatoes.
S.A. Desmazières te Monchy-le-Preux, France Cultivation, sales and distribution of seed potatoes.
Agrico Nordic AB, Malmö, Sweden  Cultivation, sales and distribution of seed potatoes, sales of table potatoes and industrial potatoes. 
SC Cartof Agrico, Brasov, Romania Washing, sales and packing of table potatoes.
Interseme d.o.o., Ljubljana, Slovenia  Cultivation, sales and distribution of seed potatoes.
Parkland Seed Potatoes Ltd., Edmonton, Canada Cultivation, sales and distribution of seed potatoes.
Agrico East Africa Cultivation, sales and distribution of seed potatoes





 

Contact - Agrico

Agrico
Postbus 70, 8300 AB Emmeloord
Duit 15, 8305 BB Emmeloord
+31(0)527-639 911
info@agrico.nl