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Enabling organic production
in the cross border region
(EOP - CBR)

              

 

PROJECT

ENABLING ORGANIC PRODUCTION IN THE CROSS BORDER REGION

 

Priority axis:

 Improvement the quality of life

 

Area of intervention:

 Utilization of eco resources 


Duration: 12 months

 

Total budget: 98468.32 EUR  

 

 

Overall objective

The overall objective of the project “EOP – CBR” is to reduce negative effects on the environment and to promote the sustainable utilization of eco resources by providing support for the development of the organic production and fostering the adoption of environmental friendly economic activities in the common cross-border region of Bulgaria and FYROM.

Specific objectives

 Specific objectives 

  1. To foster the development of and the transition to organic production and agriculture by raising awareness and building capacities, knowledge and skills for organic production among target groups on the various ecological, economic and social benefits of developing and moving to organic production.
  2.  To improve and enhance the skills and knowledge of agricultural producers that are currently engaged in organic production in the common cross-border region; 
  3. To build capacities for extension of  specific  know –how on modern techniques and agricultural practices in setting up and implementing organic production among advisory, training and educational service providers (national extension agencies and private consultants; local educational/training and resource centres; universities and high school agriculture institutions) from the common cross border region;
  4. To contribute towards protection of the environment and provide sustainable management of the natural resources by establishing basis for sustainable cross border cooperation, networking, exchange of experience, good practices and joint promotion among the organic production stakeholders.

 


Main project activities

Main project activities 

  1. Setting up  Project Managing System (PMS);
  2. Implementing communication and visibility plan;
  3. Identifying and selecting interested agricultural producers to be included in the project activities as capacity building recipients;
  4. Development of Organic Production Know – How Extension Package for Self-Guided Improvement 1 - Basics in Organic Production;
  5. Development of Organic Production Know –How Extension Package for Self-Guided Improvement 2 – Advanced Organic production;
  6. Development of Organic Production Manual for Advisors / Teachers / Trainers
  7. Joint promotion and raising awareness workshops - Presentation and delivery of all developed materials and raising awareness for organic production
  8. Joint promotion of organic products and exchange of experiences between organic producers from the cross border region - Cross-border Forums and exhibitions

 

 

Project Results


Project Results

Expected results and outputs:  

  • Implemented vast promotional campaign on the project objectives, advantages and benefits of organic production among target groups in the border regions;
  • Identified, approached and selected interested agricultural producers to be included in the project activities as capacity building recipients;
  • Developed, printed, disseminated and promoted Organic Production Know – How Extension Packages for Self-Guided Improvement 1 and 2: Basics in Organic Production and Advanced Organic Production;
  • Developed, printed, disseminated and promoted Organic Production Manual for for Advisors / Teachers / Trainers;
  • Carried out a total of 4 (four) Joint information and raising awareness workshops organized in Bulgaria and FYROM;
  • Carried out a total of 2 (two) Cross-border Forums and Exhibition of local organic products in Bulgaria and FYROM;
  • Developed and fostered joint cross border cooperation, networking, exchange of experience, good practices and joint promotion of local organic products of the cross-border region among the organic production stakeholders.  

 

 

 

Main target group

Main target groups of the project are: 

  • Agricultural producers and organic producers from the targeted regions;            
  • Local and national extension agencies in the targeted regions;                                           
  • Private consulting companies, non-governmental institutions, business support organization and branch association in the field of agriculture and rural development;                                          
  • Universities, vocational agricultural high schools, VET institutions in the targeted regions;

 

 

Lead partner

  

Association "Savremie"

 

  

 

Partners

Financing