Support for Farmers' Cooperatives : case study report hybrid structures in Belgium and The Netherlands

C.J.A.M. de Bont, K.J. Poppe

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    Abstract

    In order to foster the competitiveness of the food supply chain, the European Commission is committed to promote and facilitate the restructuring and consolidation of the agricultural sector by encouraging the creation of voluntary agricultural producer organisations. To support the policy making process DG Agriculture and Rural Development has launched a large study, “Support for Farmers’ Cooperatives (SFC)”, in order to provide insights on successful cooperatives and producer organisations as well as on effective support measures for these organisations. These insights can be used by farmers themselves, in setting up and strengthening their collective organisation, by the European Commission, and by national and regional authorities in their effort to encourage and support the creation of agricultural producer organisations in the EU.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationWageningen
    PublisherWageningen UR
    Number of pages39
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Keywords

    • cooperatives
    • cooperative activities
    • european union countries
    • belgium
    • netherlands

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