Support for Farmers' Cooperatives : country report The Netherlands

J. Bijman, G. van der Sangen, R.B. Doorneweert

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The imbalances in bargaining power between the contracting parties in the food supply chain have drawn much attention, also from policy makers. The European Commission is committed to facilitate the restructuring of the sector by encouraging the creation of voluntary agricultural producer organisations. DG Agriculture and Rural Development has launched a large study, “Support for Farmers' Cooperatives”, that will provide the background knowledge that will help farmers organise themselves in cooperatives as a tool to consolidate their market orientation and so generate a solid market income. In the framework of this study, this report provides the relevant knowledge from The Netherlands.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR
Number of pages58
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • cooperatives
  • cooperative activities
  • netherlands

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