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Sustaining supply chain relationships for co-operatives success: the case of South Devon Organic Producers Co-operatives (UK)

Sustaining supply chain relationships for co-operatives success: the case of South Devon Organic Producers Co-operatives (UK)
Sustaining supply chain relationships for co-operatives success: the case of South Devon Organic Producers Co-operatives (UK)
Co-operatives play a vital role in supplying various goods and services in the UK, as well as in other parts of the world. In the past twenty years co-operatives have become important players in modern organic food supply chains, providing small-scale farmers with access to knowledge and markets, alongside opportunities to scale up their production. This teaching case is developed from qualitative interviews with current and former members and employees from the South Devon Organic Producers Cooperative (SDOP), an award winning organic vegetable grower co-operative based in South Devon (UK). The case is supplemented with interviews with key managerial personal at the SDOP’s main stakeholder Riverford Organic Farms Limited. The case explores how the relationship between SDOP and Riverford is the key to understanding SDOP’s participation in the organic food chain.
agriculture, co-operative, farmer, organic, supply chain
1559-2448
162-178
Bailey, Adrian R.
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Jia, F.
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Dong, H.
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Martins, T.
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Bailey, Adrian R.
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Bailey, Adrian R., Jia, F., Dong, H. and Martins, T. (2021) Sustaining supply chain relationships for co-operatives success: the case of South Devon Organic Producers Co-operatives (UK). International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 24 (1), 162-178. (doi:10.22434/IFAMR2020.0062).

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Co-operatives play a vital role in supplying various goods and services in the UK, as well as in other parts of the world. In the past twenty years co-operatives have become important players in modern organic food supply chains, providing small-scale farmers with access to knowledge and markets, alongside opportunities to scale up their production. This teaching case is developed from qualitative interviews with current and former members and employees from the South Devon Organic Producers Cooperative (SDOP), an award winning organic vegetable grower co-operative based in South Devon (UK). The case is supplemented with interviews with key managerial personal at the SDOP’s main stakeholder Riverford Organic Farms Limited. The case explores how the relationship between SDOP and Riverford is the key to understanding SDOP’s participation in the organic food chain.

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Submitted date: 2020
Accepted/In Press date: 15 September 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 14 December 2020
Published date: 2021
Keywords: agriculture, co-operative, farmer, organic, supply chain

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Local EPrints ID: 442086
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/442086
ISSN: 1559-2448
PURE UUID: e2960506-3a31-468c-a716-3d699591bd1a
ORCID for H. Dong: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3458-4986

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Date deposited: 07 Jul 2020 16:48
Last modified: 28 Apr 2022 06:12

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Author: Adrian R. Bailey
Author: F. Jia
Author: H. Dong ORCID iD
Author: T. Martins

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