Overcoming the problems they face Macedonian farmers are the main motive for them to associate in cooperatives, for the need of:

»Bigger profit,

»Greater competitiveness,

»Balance between supply and demand in the market,

»Coordination,

»Providing secure markets and raw materials and

»Reducing risks.

Depending on what the needs are and the interest of the members in one cooperative, it can usually be made through:

»Joint procurement of raw materials »Joint marketing and sales of agricultural products »Processing of primary products.