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Research to assist alpaca breeders to develop alpaca fibre production in europe as an opportunity for farm diversification.

Objective

Research into innovative co-operative system capable of linking alpaca fibre producers operating in the EU to participate directly with relevant alpaca consuming manufacturers, designers and retailers that are positioned along the supply chain between alpaca fibre producers and the final consumer of alpaca clothing. The objective is to construct a management system able to attract maximum financial incentives for alpaca breeders to encourage them to co-operate together to stimulate the supply of sufficient alpaca fibre in the qualities and volume necessary for the user industry. The research will also examine the viability of the alpaca animal as an alternative for breeders in the farming industry to consider as an addition to, or replacement of, the current animals that they stock.

Funding Scheme

EAW - Exploratory awards

Coordinator

ALPACAS OF THE LAKES
Address
Whinfell Park Brougham 4
CA10 2AD Penrith
United Kingdom

Participants (1)

FOR EVER ALPACA'S
Netherlands
Address
Oude Dalerveense Straat 12
7751 AD Dalen