The cooperative movement in a programme designed to bring independent persons together for the betterment of their economic conditions cooperative in one form or the other, have been used for capturing economic of scale effective mobilization of labor combination of Agro Industrial development programmes with the aim of promoting a more egalitarian distribution of economic growth in all communities. Hence, the well known slogan “self help through mutual help” by cooperators.
However, cooperatives in Onitsha north are yet to make the desired impact on the communities, there is then the need for an effective management system that will help direct the activities of the cooperatives towards achieving their objectives, thereby endeavour to examine the extent to which poor management system retards the growth of the farmers cooperative societies in Onitsha north.
The viability of any cooperative society depends on the finance, educational competence and managerial skills of executives and cooperation of all the cooperatives. Therefore poor management have being the brain behind the low productivity and poor generation of revenue of some of the societies in Onitsha north local government area.
The importance of good management of farmers cooperative societies cannot be over emphasized, a good management capitalizes on the economic and social needs satisfaction of its members since when individual joins an organization, they often hope to achieve a personal goal but this cannot be possible without achieving organizational goals. Unfortunately, there is bifurcation i.e division of interest among members and executives. They lack effective management skill and most of them have never had the opportunity to attend seminars, workshop and symposium on management cooperatives societies.
Furthermore, farmers cooperatives society in Onitsha north lack good organizational structure. The principle of democracy in cooperative organization has rendered it playing toy and it has become perpetually unproductive as members with less investment in the cooperative often close their eyes to the risk of poor management strategies in a competitive economy like ours.
It is worthy to point that the researcher’s attempt to formulae strategies geared towards the successful implementation of the cooperative goals and objectives.
1.2 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The general objectives of this study is to scientifically and critically highlight managerial problems which affects the efficient functions of farmers cooperative society.
Specifically the objectives of the study includes
i. analyzing how these management problems abort the well being of members of the cooperative.
ii. How best these problems could be successfully eliminated.
iii. The objectives is also o analyze how members react to these problems.
iv. Finally, this project is aimed at identifying how lack of education contributes negatively on the managerial problems of farmers cooperative society.