ORGANISATIONAL MODELS IN AGRICULTURE WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SMALL FARMERS

Agricultural value chains can be understood as the systems of people, organizations and activities needed to create process and deliver agricultural products from producers to consumers. Over time and due to huge changes that have happened in the surroundings, agricultural value chains have become very integrated and complex. Small farmers can prosper by joining in modern higher-level agricultural value chains, but there are numerous obstacles, as well. The work presents the typology of organizational models for agricultural production that consists of the models organised by producers, agribusiness companies (processors, retail chains, and intermediaries), facilitators (governments, non-governmental organisations) and completely integrated models, established by some big companies. None of these models provides ideal solutions from the perspective of small producers. However, they say that the institutions, such as cooperatives and small farmers’ organisations, present important mechanisms for including small producers in modern value chains and realizing the cooperation with agribusiness companies and other important players. This is also important for decision-makers and governmental bodies that should create a suitable environment and provide support so that small farmers and their organisations can integrate in modern value chains in a successful way.


Variant title:
ORGANIZACIONI MODELI U POLJOPRIVREDI SA POSEBNIM OSVRTOM NA MALE POLJOPRIVREDNIKE
Editor(s):
Cvijanovic, Drago
Issue Date:
2014-03
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
UDC 338.43:63 CIP 33:63(497.11) ISSN 0352-3462 COBISS.SR-ID 27671 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/165730
Published in:
Economics of Agriculture, Volume 61, Number 1
Page range:
225-237
Total Pages:
13
JEL Codes:
L23; Q13
Note:
Review Article
Series Statement:
Economics of Agriculture 1/2014
UDC: 005.51:631.115.11




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