Wednesday, May 21, 2008
PUBLICATION: Producer Organizations (Oxfam)
Producer Organisations: A Guide to Developing Collective Rural Enterprises is based on Oxfam GB's experience of working with small-scale agricultural producer organisations.
The book opens with an explanation of why collective action in the form of producer organisations is a key strategy for increasing producers' access to and power in markets. It then describes different types of producer organisations and draws out learning points and key factors affecting their success based on case studies from Albania, Colombia, El Salvador, Georgia, India, Malawi, Mozambique, Palestine, Senegal and Viet Nam. The book provides step-by-step guidance for development practitioners and all those interested in how development organisations can help small-scale producers build effective collective businesses.
It is available to buy or download from the Oxfam GB website at http://publications.oxfam.org.uk/oxfam/display.asp?K=e2007030717034144.