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Producer Organisations – the Way Forward?

Eastham, J. (2014) Producer Organisations – the Way Forward? Journal of Co-operative Studies, 47 (3). pp. 50-54.

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Abstract

The extension of the producer organisation (PO) regime to all agricultural sectors is another milestone in the EU Agricultural policy designed to encourage the development of collective action to promote competitiveness and improve farm returns. This paper, through the lens of power dependency theories suggests that in any supply tier, additional players may not serve the interests of those for whom it is intended. In markets serving highly concentrated and consolidated downstream buyers, the introduction and continued presence of the PO can result in a negative yardstick effect and thereby have a deflationary effect on farm gate prices

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Food Science and Agri-food Supply Chain Management
Depositing User: Ms Kath Osborn
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 10:24
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2018 14:58
URI: http://hau.collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/15249

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