New CSA Publication in English : ‘Choosing the right strategies for improving farmers’ market power: Putting the instruments to the test’
Instruments mis à l’épreuve
, 9 November 2012
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’Choosing the right strategies for improving farmers’ market power’ This publication, produced by CSA in the framework of the second programme (2008-2010) of the EuropAfrica Consortium, is now available in English.
Objectives of the publication
The aim of this publication is to give farmers theoretical and practical foundations for setting up and wielding strategies to reinforce their market power.
Structure of the publication
After an introduction describing the causes and et consequences of the low market poxer of agricultural producers and presenting the different strategies to face the problem, the second part of the publication present the five strategies coverd by the publication, to whit:
One chapter is devoted to each of these strategies in order to describe the aims, instruments, and ways they are implemented and then illustrate the strategies with real-life examples.
Although the strategies described in this report have their own objectives, different ways of being implemented, and a variety of implications, they nevertheless have one thing in common: They can all be implemented by farmers, provided that various degrees of support from the public authorities, depending on the case, is provided. That is why the last part of this publication emphasises the roles that farmers and public authorities must play to ensure that the described instruments work properly.