10 national workshops
Portugal - Republic of Moldova - Romania - Czech Republic - Hungary - Poland - Italy - Spain - UK - France
The action provides the organization of 10 national workshops (Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Italy, Spain, UK, France) with the different stakeholders to work in three thematic roundtables: sustainable farming, access to markets and environmental sustainability. Other related areas and themes are: access to credit, access to natural resources, the importance of coordinated action by pooling resources and knowledge, the importance of federating into apexes for certain services/activities, to use and apply the processes and trainings developed for the groups to build their own strategy and action plan networking and reaching higher levels of collective work and aggregation into apex bodies in the different thematic areas.
During the months of December 2018 and January 2019, BOND project is developing different workshops in 8 different countries, in order to deepen on the barriers and difficulties that farmers encounter when they try to organize themselves to achieve collective goals.
Through participatory techniques, farmers and farmers’ organizations technicians are discussing and identifying the barriers and difficulties for collective action, as well as those potentialities presented in their territories. The aim is to help the desining of effective action plans that will help and reinforce collective action initiatives in each territory.
The main barriers identified are related to four main issues: