La Colmena que dice sí
|AgroBRIDGES Good Practice Recording Template
|SFSC Name: La Colmena que dice sí
|Cristina Alicia Sancho Elguezabal
|Insert photo or any visual image or diagram e.g. /Word or Image Collage
|Choose a primary theme that the Good Practice adheres to (three themes can be considered:
|Mutual benefits between primary producers and consumers
|If relevant choose a secondary theme that the Good Practice adheres to
|Education and awareness raising practices
|If relevant choose a tertiary theme that the Good Practice adheres to
EIP Practice Abstract Format:
Short summary for practitioners in English on the (final or expected) outcomes (1000-1500 characters, word count – no spaces).This summary should be as interesting as possible for farmers/end-users, using a direct and easy understandable language and pointing out entrepreneurial elements which are particularly relevant for practitioners. Research oriented aspects which do not help the understanding of the practice itself should be avoided.
Short description of the ‘Good Practice’: The good practice focuses on mutual benefits between primary producers and consumers. La Colmeta dice que sí allows local producers to set the price of their products and the cost is always the same percentage (20%) no matter the price. This percentage is redistributed between the organizer of the hive (10%) and the Hive as an organization (10%).
In addition, producers find the following advantages: a) payments are made quickly: between 3 and 7 days after the moment of distribution, b) invoices are generated automatically on the web. All accounting documents are archived indefinitely in your virtual producer space, c) the producer can adapt the product offer in each sale.
The good practice is found here in the digital tools (web/App) offered by the organization . It is a tool through which consumer groups can involve their suppliers to formalize the relationship by offering the mentioned advantges and where any supplier can offer their products to already created hives. This tools allows consumer groups to organize themselves and producers to sell their products at the price they consider.
In addition, the Colmenta establishes the moment of delivery of the products as a meeting point between producers and consumers, thus favoring relationships of trust and lasting.
The secondary theme that the Good Practice adheres is related to education and awareness rising. In this regard the entity organises diferent awareness campaigns and events around sustainability and food. They also have a Blog where they share news related to sustainable consumption and production, providing meaningful ideas to promote the chage of habits and old models existing throug all the food chain.
Main results/outcomes of the activity (expected or final):
La Colmena que dice si promotes collaborative, sustainable, healthy and local consumption trought connecting local producers with consumption groups, allowing the producers to set their own product prices. The digital tools also offers some advantages related to invoice automathic generation or quick paiment guarantee among others.
Short summary for practitioners in native language on the (final or expected) outcomes (1000-1500 characters, word count – no spaces).
This summary should be as interesting as possible for farmers/end-users, using a direct and easy understandable language and pointing out entrepreneurial elements which are particularly relevant for practitioners. Research oriented aspects which do not help the understanding of the practice itself should be avoided.
|Pearls, Puzzles, Proposals?
|Pearls: local producers and group consumption are able to formalize their relation through becoming part of this organization, that offers them among other advantages the following ones: a) fair prices stablishe by producers b) easy payment methods (in 3-7 days producers get payed), c) invoice authomatic creation. Puzzels: What problems do producers find when fragmenting their sales so much? The hive can guarantee a minimum amount of sales to the producers? Proposals: expand this system to neighborhoods that are not necessarily organized into consumer groups. In such a way that people can buy by placing a deposit and the shipment only occurs when the neighborhood has reached the minimum set by the producers. As it is prepaid, the delivery could be made in a public places of the neighborhood and the surplus of the ones not attending could be distributed among vulnerable groups in the neighborhood.
|What needs did the ‘good practice’ respond to?
|They realized that consumption groups were needing tools to organize them selfs, formalize producers and consumers relations and guarantee that producers will get paid once delivering the product.
|Actors/Stakeholders involved. Who are key actors in the supply chain AND who are key enablers of the process?
|Local consumers, neighbors, La colmena organizers, and producers
|Is the good practice supported by an IT application? If yes please describe and collect the TRL
|Media attachment (e.g. video link) or other attachment describing/depicting the Good Pratice
|Consumption groups, colaboration, digital tools, fair price for producers, invoice authomatization
|Additonal infromation for reporting purposes
|This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101000788
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