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Innovative Practice Hungary: Successful cooperatives in the Hungarian poultry sector

This case study is about an agricultural cooperative, AVIUM, and a poultry processing cooperative, AVIUM 2000 in the Besnyõ village, Hungary. AVIUM agricultural cooperative is a "new type" purchase and marketing cooperative. It was founded in 1993 - after the new cooperative law came into force - to reduce costs and offer agricultural related services. AVIUM had the aim to concentrate the supply of live chicken and to organize the joint procurement of inputs. However, in the region of AVIUM small-medium sized processors were not present. To fill this market niche and to acquire the market security and profit surplus, five members of the agricultural cooperative established in 1999 AVIUM 2000 poultry processing cooperative.

This publication forms part of the Regoverning Markets project.

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  • IIED code: G03248
  • Published: Jul 2007 - Regoverning Markets/IIED
  • Theme: Food and agriculture
  • Language: English

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