Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU)

Cooperatives and alternatives

The aim of the project is to identify the advantages, disadvantages of integrating small farms into markets through farmer cooperative groups and direct contracting in the region. An important aspect of this initiative is to understand the current enabling environment for these institutional innovations, and to propose policy changes to improve it. The project will identify driving factors, policy and support options that contribute to improved competitiveness and development of inclusive and fair value chains. The overall purpose is to understand which institutional forms are suitable and more effective in specific contexts for building a more inclusive food value chain and increasing incomes of small farmers.

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