New Manual about Opportunities for Organic Capacity-building and Cooperation under CAP
IOFGA, in partnership with seven organic farming organizations has developed a manual for organic stakeholders for making full use of the new EU Rural Development Policy for the period 2014 – 2020 to stimulate organic cooperation and capacity building. Targeted at organic educators the publication entitled Organic Cooperative Approaches to rural Development: A Manual for Stakeholders provides:
• An overview of Rural Development Policy options from support for knowledge transfer and advisory services to the establishment of producers groups and community-led development
• Best practice examples of how European organic farmers and other stakeholders are pioneering production and market development cooperative approaches at national and regional level
• Recommendations for successful organic cooperation – from the importance of farmer-led involvement, to setting appropriate common goals and objectives and ensuring the right available expertise
• Details of different European and national organizations and platforms where stakeholders can find out more information about rural development policies and opportunities to support organic cooperation and innovation.
CLICK HERE for full Organic Cooperative Approaches to rural Development: A Manual for Stakeholders.
The full manual is also available in hard copy in the summer edition of Organic Matters Magazine.