Support for Farmers' Cooperatives : executive summary

J. Bijman, C. Iliopoulos, K.J. Poppe, C. Gijselinckx, K. Hagedorn, M. Hanisch, G.W.J. Hendrikse, R. Kühl, P. Ollila, P. Pyykkönen, G. van der Sangen

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The imbalances in bargaining power between the contracting parties in the food supply chain have drawn much scholarly attention but have also been closely examined by policy makers. The European Commission is committed to facilitate the restructuring of the agricultural sector by encouraging the creation of voluntary agricultural producer organisations. DG Agriculture and Rural Development has launched a large study, “Support for Farmers' Cooperatives” (hereafter: SFC), to provide background knowledge that will help farmers organise themselves in cooperatives as a means to consolidate their market orientation and so generate a solid market income.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • cooperatives
  • cooperative activities
  • european union countries


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