Thematic Report of the MADRE Transnational Working Group on Farmers’ Innovation

Country: Euromed, Europe
Activity: Agribusiness

ANIMA Investment Network, in partnership with the Agency for Sustainable Mediterranean Cities and Territories (AVITEM), organised a Transnational Working Group on farmers' innovation on 8 and 9 November 2017, as part of the European project MADRE - Metropolitan Agriculture for Developing an innovative, sustainable and Responsible Economy.

The event gathered 50 participants from the 6 metropolises associated with MADRE (Barcelona, Montpellier, Marseille, Bologna, Tirana and Thessaloniki).

The following 3 common issues have been discussed:

•    Economic model of urban and peri-urban farming businesses and development of added value activities
•    Collective organisation of farmers to access larger markets and share costs
•    Capacity building and support services for current farmers and newcomers

You will find below the outcomes of this Transnational Working Group. 

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