The ENRD is involved with encouraging more upscaling of organic production through new thematic work exploring current approaches to cooperation in the organic value chain.
Members of our new Thematic Group on strengthening the position of farmers in the Organic Food Supply Chain met for the first time earlier in September. Their remit takes in issues regarding organisational governance and sectoral focus of organic value chains. Other analysis considers potential areas of intervention under the new CAP that can support collective actions across the organic value chain – like funding for conversion, maintenance, knowledge exchange, innovation, cooperation, or young farmers.
Outcomes from our first meeting of this Thematic Group took stock of the policy and regulatory framework for EU organic value chains and began the process of identifying enabling conditions, or barriers, to strengthen the role of producers in the organic value chain. Related good practices will now start to be shared by Thematic Group members illustrating success factors.