During April, greenhouses and accompanying equipment were delivered to 15 beneficiaries in Pirot and 15 beneficiaries in Dimitrovgrad.
Economic support within the project “Reintegration 2 – further support for the sustainable (re)integration of returnees in Serbia” includes beneficiaries from the returnee population as well as the local socially vulnerable population.
In this way, we are trying to contribute to the strengthening of beneficiary’s households, which will manage to generate additional income for their families by growing vegetables, fruits and medicinal plants. All beneficiaries underwent training that included setting up and using greenhouses and related equipment, product placement and market research based on marketing strategy, as well as comprehensive training on farm management.
More than 40% of beneficiaries are women, which is why we emphasize strengthening the female entrepreneurial spirit.
The project holder is the German organization ASB (Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund), the implementation partner is the Initiative for Development and Cooperation (IDC) from Belgrade, while the local partner in the project is the citizens’ association “Merhamet Sandžak” and Regional Development Agency of Sandžak SEDA. The project is supported by the City of Novi Pazar and is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development BMZ.