Ministry of Agriculture experts held on January 28 meetings with farmers, groups of interests and representatives of rural associations (cooperatives) to discuss about necessary amendments for “Law for Agricultural Cooperation Associations”, approved in 2012.
Several articles of this law are facing farmers with many difficulties, such as technical problems regarding association’s registration, profit sharing between farmers or relations to third parties. Present in this meeting was even Minister of Agriculture Edmond Panariti which appealed to all farmers to collaborate in the opening of cooperatives, by saying that this will provide more subventions for them.
Panariti stressed that cooperatives can increase competitiveness in country’s market and that this collaboration culture must be applied even in northern agricultural farms, since currently farmers operate in familiar farms.
Panariti spoke with farmers from different rural areas about problems they are facing, by saying: “We support the unification of farmers into cooperatives, we support success. This way of collaboration is giving proofs of being competitive, productive and dominant in the domestic markets and exports. This collaboration will be effective ever regarding warehouses, which offer opportunities for gathering and storage of bio products.”
News source/photo credits: ATA