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Report, 2012

Support for farmers' cooperatives

Nilsson, Jerker; Pyykkönen, Perttu; Ollila, Petri; Bäckman, Stefan; Kauriinoja, Heli;


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.


Agricultural cooperative; Sweden

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Publisher: Wageningen UR

Authors' information

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics
Pyykkönen, Perttu
Pellervo Economic Research PTT
Ollila, Petri
University of Helsinki
Bäckman, Stefan
Pellervo Economic Research PTT
Kauriinoja, Heli
Pellervo Economic Research PTT

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Business Administration

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