SERVICE CO-OPERATIVES IN UKRAINE: TECHNICAL AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
- 1 Faculty of Management and Marketing – Dnipro State Agrarian and Economic University, Ukraine
The development of agricultural service co-operatives in Ukraine is one of the priority directions of the state agricultural policy. The cooperation of small and medium-sized agricultural producers in the dairy, horticulture, vegetable and grain sectors is the key to not only economic, but also social development of rural areas. Increasing the competitiveness of farmers involves significant investments into infrastructure and technology, while the cooperative model enables farmers to receive high-quality technical and logistic services at affordable prices and with affordable start-up investments.