Farmers associations can be used as models for improving farming conditions in upland regions. This study highlights some of the advantages and good practises of farmer associations and provides examples of successful associations operating in the closer and broader regions. Direct contacts with farmer groups enabled analysis of their attitudes and readiness to affiliate.
Farmer associations help maintain or improve rural living conditions. They group together farmers who exploit resources reasonably and who upgrade farming methods in the broader area. The development of activities practised by farmer groups and associations furthers the economic development in the local community and enhances the creation of new jobs for young people in rural areas, thereby contributing to reducing migration flows and related rural devastation.
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