Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development, Volume 36, Number 2

Performance evaluation results of the organic dairy cooperative

Virgilijus Skulskis, Vilija Girgždienė, Deiva Mikelionytė


The Lithuanian dairy sector is dominated by small and medium-sized milk producers. Cooperation is one of the means that could improve conditions and results of their activity. The purpose of the paper is to analyse the opinion of members of organic dairy cooperative on its performance and to propose recommendations for the development of organic cooperatives. A questionnairebased survey shows that the respondents positively evaluate cooperative performance, and the prestige of the cooperative is very important to all members. Investments and financial stability of the cooperative are important factors for the successful development of organic production. A significant share of the respondents would prefer a broader range of services provided by the cooperative.

JEL codes: Q13, Q57, O13.

Keyword(s): organic milk production, cooperative, cooperative member, performance evaluation

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