SRFCF aspires to be a best and leading regional apex cooperative society in Ethiopia in serving best its members socioeconomic needs competent in east Africa and accredited internationally at the end of year 2020.
SRFCF’s Mission statement:
SRFCF actively engaged in free market economy business making for the best benefit of its members by undertaking multidimensional interventions such as; improving agricultural production and productivity through provision of modern technology inputs, value addition of produces with processing and marketing in both local and international market, capacitating the organizational capacity affiliated societies in which all types of cooperatives will be united in absorbing and transforming the values of entrepreneurship and good governance.
SRFCF committed to keeping the following Core Values as the guiding principles for its operations in the medium and long-terms
Members focus: SRFCF is committed to upholding the highest best effort in service delivery to all members
Accountability: all leaders and employees of SRFCF are committed to make sure observation of rule of law while carrying out of their tasks and mandates.
Transparency: SRFCF is committed to insure transparency in all decision making and their implementations
Honesty and Integrity: SRFCF committed to acting in an honest, impartial, fair and transparent manner
Teamwork: shall be the stamp of all Leaders’ and Employees’ in discharging their responsibilities at all levels of the SRFCF
Professionalism: shall be patriotic to the cause of the SRFCF and be guided by professional ethics in all undertakings
Creativity and innovation: SRFCF will be a learning institution that encourages and facilitates creativity and innovative performance, and embraces change.
Impartiality and gender equity: SRFCF shall be fair to all stakeholders and mainstream gender issues in all its operations
Efficiency and effectiveness: SRFCF will be guided by operational rationalization and cost saving measures.
The general assembly (GA)
The GA has 69 members constituting the supreme body of the Federation this body is established by 3 members representing member 20 unions and 3 primary cooperatives. In accordance with The Cooperative Societies Act, No.147/98 of federal government, the general assembly shall elect the Board of Directors, and controlling committee members. The Board employs the managing director who is in charge of managing the day to day operation of the Federation. With possibilities of calling for urgent meeting the GA shall conduct at least two mandatory annual meetings to discuss and approve annual financial and audit reports, physical plan and other major issues such as endorsement of rules and regulation that requires its approvals.
Board of directors (BD)
According to the same Act, the Directors are elected at the General Meeting to the term of three years. However, Members of management committee shall not be elected for more than two consecutive terms. All Board members are drawn from the member cooperatives. Currently, the SRFCF has 7 board members, which composed of the chair person, vice chairperson, the secretary and four other members. The board is a delegated executive body responsible mainly to implement the decisions of the GA. It has monthly based regular meeting program.
The control committee (CC)
In accordance with The Cooperative Societies Act, No147/98 of federal government, the general assembly shall elect the control committee. The committee is assumed the delegated representation of members control over their society and accountable to the General assembly. The committee is responsible to check the financial and other activities of the Federation and produce report to the annual general assembly. Currently SRFCF control committee has 3 members consisted the chairperson, secretary and a member. Though there is a provision to call for urgent meeting as the need arises, it has a quarterly regular meeting to execute its duties.
The Managing director (MD)
The MD an employed professional manger who is in charge of directing the day to day operation of the Federation that includes the business operation, human, financial, physical and institutional resource management. The director is accountable to the directors board .the employment of the MD shall be approved by the GA after he has been recruited by BDs.
Marketing department This is an operational functional body of the Federation established to undertake all business operation of the Federation as per the approved guidelines and plan. The department head is accountable to the MD. The department shall have qualified professionals with different functional teams. This strategic plan will consider measures to strengthen this department.
This is an operational functional body of the Federation established to undertake all financial operation of the Federation as per the approved guide lines and plan. The department head is accountable to the MD. The department shall have qualified professionals with different functional teams. This strategic plan will consider measures to strengthen this department.
Logistics and Human resource department
This is an operational functional body of the Federation established to undertake all human resource and logistical resource management operation of the Federation as per the approved guide lines and plan. The department head is accountable to the MD. The department shall have qualified professionals with different functional teams. This strategic plan will consider measures to strengthen this department.