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AgriterraZadruga Vocar
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(1) project background and rationale: project context, target group, social and economic aspects, main commodities and markets, main stakeholders…
The farmers’ cooperative Zadruga Vocar is located in north-east Bosnie. During the war of the nineties most of the properties of the farmers in the area were destroyed, and many of them had to refuge. Most of them returned after 2001.
In 2002, farmers raised Zadruga Vocar. The mission of this organisation is to unite people (Bosnians and Serves) and to represent their interests. The objective is to deliver services (advises and information) and means to farmers. The past years have proven that the organisation was successful, this was proven by the increased production quantities and the quality of the products. The organisation delivered services for dairy milk production, horticulture and fruit growing.

At present there is a need to improve the services for horticulture growers. Horticultural production is increasing but the farmers are lacking knowledge and information.

ZZ Vocar wants to engage an horticultural specialist who can deliver these services. ZZ Vocar does not have at this moment the funds to finance the costs of the specialist and had demanded the financial assistance of Agriterra. ZZ Vocar has proposed the following finance schedule:

Total costs per year are (present level): 19.200 Euro.
Salary: 12 months x 80 hours/month x 15 euro/hour = 14.400
Transport/car: 12 x 300/month = 3.600
Office: 12 x 100/month = 1.200
Total: = 19.200 / year.

(2) project objectives, expected results, main activities…
Objectives:
o increase the production and product quality of horticulture growers
o improve storage and processing
o improve farming methods and reduce costs
o improve marketing.

Expected results:
To be formulated.

Main activities:
o Engage a horticulture specialist
o Advise and guide horticultural farmers on the aspects of production, quality, storage, processing, cost reduction and marketing.

(3) tentative budget and funding, sources of funding…
Total costs per year are (present level): 19.200 Euro.
Salary: 12 months x 80 hours/month x 15 euro/hour = 14.400
Transport/car: 12 x 300/month = 3.600
Office: 12 x 100/month = 1.200
Total: = 19.200 / year.

Year 1: Agriterra finances 100% of the costs of the specialist
Year 2: Agriterra 80 % en ZZ Vocar 20 %
Year 3: Agriterra 60 % en ZZ Vocar 40 %
Year 4: Agriterra 40 % en ZZ Vocar 60 %
Year 5: Agriterra 20 % en ZZ Vocar 80 %
From year 6 and further: ZZ Vocar 100 %.

(4) monitoring and evaluation: measurable indicators, sources of data collection…
Not yet available.

(5) on sustainability and cost efficiency: discuss sustainability after project period, project replicability, link to the PO overall development strategy, relation between costs and output…
ZZ Vocar will increasingly finance the costs of the horticultural specialist, see the finance plan under 3: every year an increase of 20 %. After 5 years fully financed by ZZ Vocar. The farmers who receive advise (beneficiairies) will be asked to start contributing to the costs when possible.
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