BreedExpo

Meta cluster for exporting breeding animals to new markets

P1 Competitive economy

1.3. More exports by the Central Baltic companies to new markets

Central Baltic

01.04.2019 - 30.06.2021

€739 392

€583 589

Project Summary:

Estonia, Latvia, and Finland are highly skilled in breeding cattle animals especially in bigger farms - they are actively working on improving livestock quality. For them, entering new export markets would have a positive impact to the development of the dairy and beef cattle breeding sector as an increasing number of exported heifers would give an additional income for dairy and beef farmers as well as it would promote genetic diversity in livestock.
 
The project BreedExpo aims at supporting agricultural producers from Estonia, Finland, and Latvia to export breeding animals, to Kazahstan, Georgia and Ukraine. A cluster-based approach will be used to establish a cooperation between existing networks of farmer organizations, project partners and national/sectoral breeding associations. In total, ca 40 agricultural producers will be involved in the project activities.
 
It is expected that within one year after the project completion, at least 1 sales transaction will have taken place in each target market - one sales transaction means that 100 or more animals from larger group of farmers have been bought by local intermediary organizations (breeding associations, farmers cooperatives or similar) and sold to target markets.

Expected results

The results of the project are
- a strong cluster cooperation involving farmers and breeding associations from Estonia, Latvia and South-West Finland
- a sustainable and commercially successful transnational cooperation between national/sectoral breeding associations and cooperatives from three countries
- strong cooperation networks in target markets, which will be used in the future for the benefit of a larger number of farmers from 3 countries.
It is expected that by the end of the project or during 1 year after the project at least 1 sales transaction has been taken place in each target market. One sales transaction means that 100 or more animals from larger group of farmers are bought by local intermediary organizations (breeding associations, farmers cooperatives or similar) and sold to target markets.