A producers’ group is an independent legal entity, which is set up by producers (farmers or stockbreeders). This collectivity co-decides and follows joint action to achieve its goals and interests. Through the cooperation and efforts of its members, their earnings and interests are usually more significant than those of their individual efforts. Moreover, this format is eligible for aid and funding.
The recognition as a Producer Group can be done with a smaller number of producers while the recognition as a Producer Organization requires more producers and an increased business capacity which is expressed by the value of the production.
The benefits enjoyed by its members are many and can be summarized as follows:
- Better organization of production and marketing
- Improvement of product quality and competitiveness
- Ensuring better prices