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OFIOCoN

OFIOCoNInterorganizational Collaborative Network of Organic Agriculture

Networks can help agents to achieve critical mass and economic scale, but also help to compete in larger, more diversified and competitive markets, which would not happen if the same agents work alone. Focusing on their core competencies and create a network with key partners, including suppliers, customers or partners specialized, agents develop their unique skills, making it flexible and adaptable and in addition be able to meet the demands of the global market.
Thus, specializing in their key skills, networking agents can create skills and success in the market with more differentiated products, allowing them to create value and achieve higher levels of economic and social superior performance.
The networks allow agents to share investment costs and risks become too high for agents working in isolation. On a less tangible level, networks facilitate the transfer of tacit knowledge among agents.
The contact between staff of different functional levels improves learning through increased knowledge, opening new channels of information and creating new opportunities. This process of "learning network" is now seen as one of the most valuable benefits for agents participating networks, as it allows them to develop and improve a wide range of more flexible skills.
Networks are still strong and motivate for innovation. Working in collaboration with others allows them to achieve a competitive advantage of a cheaper, less risky and faster interrupt their traditional activities.
Therefore, we propose to articulate a network of actors of organic farming.

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