By Goran Djakovic
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Dr. Sasa Dragin and members of AGROPRESS have donated two tons of food for homeless children who are visiting “Svratiste”. This is non-governmental institution located in Belgrade for homeless children which is opened every day 24 hours. In cooperation with PKB, PIK “Bečej”, “Agroživ”, “Serbia Organika” and “Sunoko”, our Association has donated juices, fruits, sugar, meat, vegetables and other products.
The occasion for this activity of AGROPRESS and Ministry of Agriculture was the World Food Day.
We are here today to give a little for our homeless children, their family and relatives. Little for us means a lot for them, said Mr. Dragin. Regarding the situation in Serbian food sector Minister Dragin said: “Food in Serbia has good quality and export of agricultural products will be high despite negative effects of the world economical crisis. We adopted a new law regarding food safety which will positively influence on our export results.”
The International Day of Rural Women
The day before, AGROPRESS had invited Serbian and world society to help and protect women in the rural areas, celebrating “World Rural Women’s Day”. The International Day of Rural Women directs attention to both the contribution that women make in rural areas, and the many challenges that they face as family members, farmers and entrepreneurs. AGROPRESS is working together with the Mission of the USAID in Serbia to help these women. In April this year we initiated the Project “Women Entrepreneurs in Agribusiness”, said Mr. Goran Djakovic, thePresident of AGROPRESS. “The goal of the Project is to educate women in rural areas why and how they should register their businesses, how to increase the profit and how to improve their overall position in the Agribusiness in general”.
For more information about AGROPRESS please visit www.agropress.org.rs
Serbian Agriculture in general: www.minpolj.gov.rs/download/Agriculture%202009.pdf