236 страниц. 2012 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Transformation of agriculture into a business activity has created a demand for professional management and use of modern technologies in areas such as specialized production, post-harvest management, promotion of value added agricultural products, supply chain management, marketing etc. so as to position these competitively both in the domestic as well as in international markets. Cooperatives are designed to help improve the quality of life of its members.Co-operatives comprise a number of people who come together to satisfy mutual socio-economic interests by carrying out a business activity. This might include: agricultural or agro-industrial production co-operatives, trade co-operatives, housing co-operatives or savings and loan co-operatives.