Exploratory analysis of contrasting development pathways for organic hemp oil production in Sicily.
|Description||Advantages, strengths||Risks, threats, challenges||Context factors||Governance|
|Pathway I1||Acreage = 100 ha + 1 small processing capacity||Single stream, Single point of contact||Reliability of the unique processing capacity and its owner||Given the estimated market size, acreage could most likely be increased above 100 ha||Centralized entity for processing, and the different farmers could set up a representation entity|
|Pathway I2||Acreage over 100 ha + 1 large processing capacity||Single stream, single point of contact||Reliability of the unique processing capacity and its owner||Location of the machine/transport cost and accessibility (especially if a large number of providing farmers)||Different options exist regarding ownership: owned/co-owned.
Works as a service provider (processor) or as an integrator (food company)?
|Pathway I3||Acreage over 100 ha + several small processing capacities||Proximity with markets (lower transportation costs)
Risk of competition regarding prices and clients
|Likely to happen if no consistent shared strategy is defined at the regional level||Independent actors → probably relevant to create a common association for representation purposes and coordination|
|Pathway I4||Acreage over 100 ha + external foreign processor||Simplicity
No additional workload
|Not so local
Dependency on processors prices
|Highly dependent on the price of transportation
Location of processors?
|Market rules mainly|
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