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Encouraging Collective Farmers Marketing Initiatives

Objective

Collective Farmers Marketing Initiatives (COFAMIs) potentially provide an answer to the challenges set to European farmers by changing market and policy ditions. By pooling ideas, experiences and capital they enable farmers to build up market knowledge and linkages, and create a favourable environment for the dissemination of skills and best practices. Also, centration of offer may open up scale advantages, strengthen the collective bargaining power of producers, and make them attractive market partners for retailers operating at larger scales. More generally, COFAMIs have the potential to reinforce rural incomes and employment, strengthen synergies with other eomic activities, and bring agriculture more in line with the demands set by wider society. This project aims to strengthen the role of COFAMIs by identifying the social, eomic, cultural and political factors that limit/enable their development. Additionally, it seeks to formulate viable support strategies to enhance their performance, dissemination and tinuity. By means of national status-quo analyses and a set of in-depth case studies it addresses the existing diversity of COFAMIs in Europe to determine the relative influence of different types of limiting/enabling factors. The project brings together research groups from 10 countries, covering all relevant regions of the enlarged EU. Participatory methods and stakeholder sultation play a key role in the research, to ensure that outcomes are optimally grounded in field experiences and to tribute to policy developments with proposals that meet the support of stakeholder groups. By means of a European Expert Group the expertise mobilised in the project and its geographical coverage is further enhanced. As such, the project aims to tribute to the development of a European Research Area in the field of collective marketing approaches and their role in promoting sustainable rural development and food production.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-SSP-3
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Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Address
Costerweg 50
Wageningen
Netherlands

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Participants (10)

FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT BIOLOGISCHE LANDWIRTSCHAFT
Switzerland
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Ackerstrasse
Frick

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QAP DECISION
France
Address
Château Jail
Theys

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INSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE STRUKTURFORSCHUNG AN DER JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT / INSTITUTE FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH
Germany
Address
Zeppelinallee 31
Frankfurt

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UNIVERSITÄT INNSBRUCK
Austria
Address
Innrain 52
Innsbruck

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BALTIC STUDIES CENTRE
Latvia
Address
Rostokas Street 60-24
Riga

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CENTRO RICERCHE PRODUZIONI ANIMALI CRPA SPA
Italy
Address
Corso Garibaldi 42
Reggio Emilia

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DANISH INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Denmark
Address
Po Box 50
Tjele

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INSTITUTE FOR POLITICAL SCIENCES, AT HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Hungary
Address
Országház 30
PF 694/115 Budapest

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CZECH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE IN PRAGUE
Czechia
Address
Kamýcká 129
Prague

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UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS
Denmark
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
Aarhus C

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