Cooperation between animal breeders in Macin Mountains

A group of small farmers used CAP funds to formalise their cooperation and undertake joint investments that would improve their production capacity in a cost-effective way.

Project summary: 

A group of six farmers in Cerna, Tulcea County, set up an association to work together formally to increase the viability and profitability of their farms through shared ownership of agricultural machinery and joint purchasing / contracting arrangements.

Project results: 

The group are currently discussing the possibility of transforming their association into an agricultural cooperative, to expand the scope of their work to incorporate the joint processing and collective marketing of agricultural products.

Sharing the success of this agri-food association via a locally targeted communications campaign promotes the shift towards cooperative working practices and constitutes a useful step towards embedding a culture of partnership working in the LAG area.