Local to Global: Farmer Cooperation for High Value Export Markets.


Recent research on the importance of provenance and the effectiveness of collective bargaining and cooperatives in Australian agriculture reveals the potential of farmer collective action to improve economic performance and enhance rural and sociocultural development. The project will investigate opportunities in export markets for targeted collaboration amongst farmers through provenance branding and efficient, quality food production, and the legal and regulatory implications of alternative collaborative options.


National Rural Issues

Research Organisation

Bond University

Objective Summary

The objectives of the project are to: 1. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of the various provenance branding options in terms of protection in export markets for Australian regionally produced food products. 2. Investigate what legal vehicles are available and optimal for farmers who wish to collaborate to obtain and fulfil export contracts for high value added food products in foreign markets. 3. Examine the rural and regional development benefits of provenance branding and collaboration for high value added quality products.

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Project Start Date

Monday, February 22, 2016

Project Completion Date

Friday, March 31, 2017

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

NRI-National Rural Issues


Related publications


Local to Global: Provenance Branding and Farmer Co-operation for High Value Export Markets