The value of the social economy
It’s said that union means strenght. And this idea is the primary foundation of the cooperative movement. Olivar de Segura was founded in 1989, as a cooperative company that has brought together more than 4.500 families of small farmers. Its operation derives from the need to colaborate between them in order to access to a common benefit, building the shared resources and improving the situation of the thousands of people that take part in this project.
The production of Olivar de Segura is organized through its 12 mills, and it is the main economic pillar for the rural region where it operates. This working model promotes joint solidarity among its members and motivates professionalism among all its members.
Cooperatives apply a number of principles and values which make us in the best economical model to achieve a fairer society and sustainable. Specifically, because this values are based in the adoption of responsabilities and the collaboration between the members without discrimination, with a democratic organization and under the principles of equality, equity and solidarity.
In addition to its main goal of commercialization of products provided by its members, Olivar de Segura also offers a set of services needed for the proper functioning of the mills and farmers integrated in our structure.
Training activities, representation, technical assestment, quality management, as well as different services in collaboration with other entities.
In order to strengthen the commitment with our environment, we collaborate with those entities and events which contribute to the cultural and social richness of our territory. Relations that allow us to share the quality of the products of Sierra de Segura, but also the social value derived from our cooperative model and its leverage effect for the rural are we are located.
Cooperatives- Associated mills
The cooperatives or mills integrated in our cooperative group are distributed around the Sierra de Segura’s region. They are the following:
- Aceites El Carrascal S.A.: Torres de Albanchez
- Gutamarta SCA: Cortijos Nuevos
- La Vicaría SCA: Puente de Génave
- Ntra. Sra. de los Milagros SCA: Onsares
- Ntra. Sra. de Nazaret SCA: Chiclana de Segura
- San Bartolomé SCA: Villarrodrigo
- San Francisco SCA: Arroyo del Ojanco
- San Juan Bautista SCA: Peñolite
- San Juan de la Cruz SCA: Beas de Segura
- San Isidro Labrador SCA: Benatae
- Sierra de Génave SCA: Génave
- Virgen del Campo SCA: Génave