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WP 102 | 18 Agricultural Cooperation and Marginal Areas: A Reflection on the Experience of the Province of Trento

Edited by: Eddi Fontanari

The agricultural co-operative is one of the most widespread cooperative forms in the world. Nevertheless, in most cases the performance of the agri-food sector is not linked to the contribution assured by this organizational model. In particular, there seems to be no awareness about the strategic role of agricultural co-operatives in enhancing the strengths of family farms. Above all, in environments characterized by high land fragmentation and high quality produce. This article, based on the experience of agricultural co-ops in the Province of Trento (Italy), will try to highlight the importance of this institutional architecture in favoring an adequate development of disadvantageous territories, such as mountain areas.

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