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  1. Comment on ”Agricultural markets and co-operatives: the position of producer co-operatives in the food chain” Perttu Pyykkönen Pellervo Economic Research Institute Finnish Co-operative Movement 110 Years: Celebratory Conference Helsinki School of Economics, September 24-25, 2009

  2. Presentations to be commented Cooperative agri-business in Central Europe – members’ involvement Professor Gert van Dijk, University of Wageningen, Holland Internalization of food markets and its effect on producer cooperatives Adjunct Professor Petri Ollila, University of Helsinki

  3. Intensifying producer-consumer relation, the role of coops? Source: C. von Schirach-Szmigiel, Unilever Board Member

  4. Important markets 1. Home market (especially own country) 2. EU inner market 3. Third countries market

  5. Coops have become very large • Do the members any more feel coops as their own firms? • Are they too far away from members’ own business?

  6. Some questions that arose: Equal price for every member? Can the coops take care of the ”best producers/members”? Coops possibilities better with contracts and special services? Competition between coops? Are the coop principles regional, national or global? ”Semi coops”?