Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/232518
Authors: 
Imami, Drini
Valentinov, Vladislav
Skreli, Engjell
Year of Publication: 
2021
Citation: 
[Journal:] International Journal of the Commons [Volume:] 15 [Issue:] 1 [Year:] 2021 [Pages:] 21-34 [ISSN:] 1875-0281
Abstract: 
In Albania development gaps in the area of food safety are calling for stronger vertical coordination within the agrifood value chains. The paper explores the possibility of vertical coordination being strengthened through the development of agricultural cooperatives and informal farmer groups. In two reported case studies, these organizations have been shown to be called into life by the need to advance vertical coordination. Moreover, the case studies reveal that downstream agribusiness agents, who normally oppose farmers’ countervailing power, promote, support, and even initiate cooperatives and farmer groups, in order to implement food safety standards. The emerging cooperation among farmers not only enhances their participation in the value chain but also generates mutual trust.
Subjects: 
cooperatives
food safety standards
social capital
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
Published Version

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