Agricura is a self-help organisation of the
Swiss mandatory nitrogen stockists established under private law to ensure
economical supplies to the country. As a cooperative, it performs tasks which
are assigned to it by the Confederation in relation to mandatory stockholding.
It safeguards the interests of its members
in the field of mandatory stockholding.
Agricura operates a guarantee fund
compliant with the provisions of the National Supply Act and funded by
contributions from domestic sales of nitrogen fertilizers.
Mission and objectives
Agricura protects its members against
financial losses from the price risk during the contractual stockholding period
and provides appropriate compensation for the expenditure associated with
mandatory stockholding. It also protects its members against uninsurable
material risks which are covered neither by the Confederation nor by third
parties. It keeps cooperative members and authorities informed of the
supply status of Swiss fertilizer products for which stockholding is mandatory.
Agricura is a non-profit entity. It works
with the public authorities, importers and manufacturers to achieve
cost-optimized mandatory stockholding of nitrogen fertilisers in compliance
with the statutory provisions.
The key legal bases, decrees and provisions
of the cooperative which are important in connection with mandatory nitrogen
stockholding are listed under the “Bases juridiques“ heading.