To create a menu of solutions to help small producers and processors improve their competitiveness.
This objective also entails four operational ones:
The identification of successful organizational and management solutions.
The Rationalization of these success cases.
The co-creation of solutions adapted to particular contexts and challenges.
The dissemination of the solutions identified among smallholders, producers organizations, practitioners, and policymakers to encourage their adoption.
Specific Objectives (SO) by Research Areas
Cooperatives and Other Producer Organizations
Identify and evaluate challenges and solutions
Traditional agricultural cooperatives’ performance vs other and IOF’s
Co-create solutions to these challenges
Understand the impact of industry and institutional factors on the performance
Geographical Indications (GIs)
How GIs regulatory and institutional differences between countries can influence its development and success?
Have GI governance bodies influence collective brand equity and local retain value?
Reactions of Gis to sustainability challenges
Develop reputation indicators for Gis in the wine sector.
Newmarket opportunities for smallholders and cooperatives
Identify which e-commerce solutions have been successfully implemented
Ascertain which characteristics act as facilitators for the adoption of e-commerce by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and which ones influence performance
Effects of different mechanisms of public food procurement on farmers’ participation in public markets and sustainability
Explain the determinants of the market share of the most sustainable products