Agri-food sector integration of small-scale producers through information and training
A knowledge sharing programme initiated by a cooperative to improve the position of small producers in the value chain.
DCOOP, is a multi-sector agri-food cooperative in Antequera, in the province of Malaga. It is mainly dedicated to the production of olive oil, table olives, almonds, and wine, and since 2015 has been recognized as a Priority Associative Entity. In 2017, the cooperative developed a Demonstration and Information Program for small producers with the aim of promoting their integration into agri-food sector cooperatives.
More than 3,770 farmers and stockbreeders participated in the programme which represents 94% of the total number of targeted producers.
A stronger cooperative network was achieved with a noticeable growth in industrial transformation and digitalisation, plus new direct marketing channels in several production and sales sub-sectors.