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Increasing Presence of Farmer Associations in Local and Export Markets: Case of Armenian Milk, Fruit and Vegetable Producers
Transition towards market economy brought many changes in the Armenian agricultural sector, the result of which was emergence of big number of individual farms with small lands. This situation is weakening the bargaining power of farmers while negotiating with processing companies as well as their operational efficiency and access to local markets. Relatively small volumes of the produce do not allow Armenian farmers to have an easy access to export markets.
This publication forms part of the Regoverning Markets project.
Organization of farmers into agricultural cooperatives highly promotes the group action among
individual farmers and farmer groups and contributes to the consolidation of agricultural
production of individual producers, which is an important factor for strengthening positions on
local as well as on export markets.