The lower purchasing milk prices, the higher price of cooperative

“We have been compared to kolkhoz. Rumour had it we would take peasants’ properties away from them,” says Anatoliy Suprunov, team leader of the EU-funded project, “Insufficient development of dairy farming and low efficiency of agricultural markets.” “This kind of reaction is understandable, because we have entered a market where dealers earn money by bying the milk from peasants and selling it to the factories, and we are competitors for them.” The project, implemented in Pyatykhatky, in the Dnipropetrovsk oblast, provides for the establishment of cooperative, thereby solving one of the most significant problems facing Ukrainian dairy farmers – low purchasing prices for milk. Read more