About us

Since 2011 Agri Kulti has been developing and implementing R&D projects and business-based models in the sustainable agro-food domain. Our overall goal is to reconnect cities and rural areas by establishing a fully transparent link between the best small-scale Hungarian food producers and premium urban gastronomy.

We believe in original tastes and flavours, seasonality and high quality, healthy foods. We believe that total security and traceability are achievable in the food supply chain. Above all, we believe in the farmers: the countryside is capable of providing for itself and cities in a sustainable way, with high standards.

Team

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GÁBOR BERTÉNYI

CEO

Psychologist, environmental economist

The founder of Agri Kulti. Through the domains of local-resource based regional development, short food supply chains, bioregionality and sustainable food-systems he is working on re-establishing the connection between City and Rural Areas. Inspired by research and modelling, he also builds actual enterprises. He is the co-owner of Házikó Farm Group: a living lab of business-based sustainability and community-based agro-innovation since 2014.

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ATTILA KRÁLL

Senior researcher

Biologist, ecologist

In the past ten years, he has co-worked with various nature conservation, cultural conservation and regional development organizations. With this background, he has an unique perspective of issues relating to sustainability and sustainable rural development.  Being a leading researcher at Agri Kulti from the early beginnings, he coordinates and manages several projects.

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Dr. Béla Kuslits

Researcher

Medical doctor, sociologist, environmental economist.

His PhD research examined consumer preferences in short food supply chains. He has massive  work experience in nature conservation, resilience of social-ecological systems, research on ecosystem services, sustainability impact assessment and various education methods.

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ORSOLYA FEHÉR

Project manager

Agroecologist

Graduated as a nature conservation and agricultural engineer, during her studies she oriented towards organic farming. After a couple of years of various corporate jobs she returned to her original profession to research the issue of sustainable agriculture and food production, and to promote small-scale farming. In her spare time she blogs about her family farm and discusses topics of sustainable food shopping and healthy diet.

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Botond Bognár

Finance manager

Economist

The writer of Agri Kulti’s applications and tenders, the leader of the Szécsény project. He graduated  from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and obtained his BSc from International Business. He has completed his MSc studies at the Corvinus University of Budapest,  in the field of business development.

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ZSÓFI VEÉR

Project manager

Sociologist

She did her BA in Sociology at ELTE in Budapest before spending a year at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She then received her Master’s degree in Gender Studies in 2020 at Central European University.  So far, her research focused on gender inequalities in education and on the labor market. Sustainability, environmental protection and gastronomy are among her top priorities and personal interests.

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MERCÉDESZ NÉMETH

Project assistant

Geographer, regional developer

She has finished her Geography MSc studies at the Károly Eszterházy University in 2019, specializing in the fields of local and regional development. She participated in a broad range of local developmental projects in Northern-Hungary, working primarily with small-scale farmers and producers. Her major focus-areas are bioeconomy, local markets, local products and local resource-based regional development.

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Awards

In 2015, Agri Kulti’s Házikó modell was among Europe’s 10 most innovative short food supply chain (SFSC) models. Based on its sustainable and unique concept, HÁZIKÓ won Delfin Prize of Hungarian Telekom in 2016. It was awarded by the Social Enterprise Award of the European Committee’s in the same year.