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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GERGELY HALÁSZ

Humanecologist

Currently  earning his PhD as a student of MATE at the faculty of Environmental Sciences,  he is a dedicated co-ordinator and participant of field researches of a wild spectrum: he has a special interest in local resource based regional development projects, where there is a chance to improve life standards by boosting local economy in the peripheral areas of Middle-Eastern-Europe.

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ALFRÉD SZILÁGYI

Agricultural engineer

Organic farming engineer

He has a MSc degree in organic farming, and is currently doing his PhD studies at the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, comparing different farming systems’ sustainability and ecosystem service provision. He is also a farmer and active NGO member. He is involved in research projects in the field of agroecology, agroforestry and permaculture. He accomplished the Permaculture Design Course in 2015 and also works as a permaculture teacher and designe.

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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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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.