Support for Farmers Cooperatives

European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development

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Farm Table says:

Sections in this document are:
  • the role and types of cooperatives
  • cooperatives in member states and sectors
  • internal governance
  • position in the food chain
  • transitional
  • rural development
  • legislation and support
  • competition
  • operational recommendations
Findings reveal that there is a strong role for a facilitating state to help farmers develop organizational skills, particularly in the New Member States and there are benefits in developing young farmers as future board members in small and large cooperatives.

A description of the current level of development of cooperatives in the European Union, paying attention to economic factors, public support, law, historical and cultural aspects, relationships within the industry and internal governance.

2012 - Europe - European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development
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