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Nilsson, Jerker and Pyykkönen, Perttu and Ollila, Petri and Bäckman, Stefan and Kaurinen, Heli (2012). Support for farmers' cooperatives. Wageningen, the Netherlands: (NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.

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In order to foster the competitiveness of the food supply chain, the European Commission is committed to promote and facilitate the restructuring and consolidation of the agricultural sector by encouraging the creation of voluntary agricultural producer organisations. To support the policy making process DG Agriculture and Rural Development has launched a large study, “Support for Farmers’ Cooperatives (SFC)”, that will provide insights on successful cooperatives and producer organisations as well as on effective support measures for these organisations. These insights can be used by farmers themselves, in setting up and strengthening their collective organisation, and by the European Commission in its effort to encourage the creation of agricultural producer organisations in the EU.

Within the framework of the SFC project this country report on the evolution of agricultural cooperatives in Sweden has been written. Data collection for this report has been done in the summer of 2011.

In addition to this report, the project has delivered 26 other country reports, 8 sector reports, 33 case studies, 6 EU synthesis reports, a report on cluster analysis, a study on the development of agricultural cooperatives in other OECD countries, and a final report.

The Country Report Sweden is one of the country reports that have been coordinated by Perttu Pyykkönen, Pellervo Economic Research PTT. The following figure shows the five regional coordinators of the “Support for Farmers’ Cooperatives” project.

Authors/Creators:Nilsson, Jerker and Pyykkönen, Perttu and Ollila, Petri and Bäckman, Stefan and Kaurinen, Heli
Title:Support for farmers' cooperatives
Subtitle:country report Sweden
Year of publishing :November 2012
Number of Pages:33
Place of Publication:Wageningen, the Netherlands
Publisher:Wageningen UR
Associated Programs and Other Stakeholders:SLU - Agricultural Sciences for Global Development > Efficiency in farming systems
Publication Type:Report
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:E Economics, development, and rural sociology > E40 Cooperatives
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Business Administration
Keywords:Agricultural cooperative, Sweden
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ID Code:10219
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Deposited By: Professor Jerker Nilsson
Deposited On:24 Apr 2013 09:54
Metadata Last Modified:24 Mar 2015 08:49

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