Caritas BK BiH has organized a gastro fair in Fojnica entitled „ Fojnicka trpeza“ on Wednesday, 13 Octobar. 44 exhibitors from whole country had a chance to present their products. Read the rest of this entry »
Jacques Jafreddou, one of the FAP administrator, came in Bosnia in October and payed a visit to our project in Fojnica on the 14th of october. We mainly focused our tour on the “housing” component of the project: Obojak Communuity Guest House, the agro-tourism offer with the Tuka family guesthouse, an old house in Fojnica owned by a single woman; we also visited some socio-economic projects implemented by rural families such as a green house for growing vegetables and a beekeeper who specialized in queen bee production. We could exchanged a lot about the sustainability of our actions (promoting the Rural tourism offer and accompanying the families to build their capacity to welcome guests and sell their agri-products) and about the need to adopt an integral approach (housing together with economical support, trainings..) in order to help people in need.
For the 2nd time, we have been invited by Fondation Abbé Pierre to participate to the International Emmaus fair that will be held in Paris next 20th of june 2010. Around 30 different products (Juices, jam, Honey… and Bosnian Handicrafts) all coming from families living in Fojnica who are benefiting from the project, will be sold out during one day. For more informationhttp://www.association.emmaus.fr/a_la_une/evenements.html
Another seminar for beekeepers organized by Caritas was held on 29th of March 2010 in Fojnica. The theme of the seminar was “Amateur production of bee queens”. Read the rest of this entry »
24th of September, Caritas team organized a visit to the 36th International Fair of Agriculture and Food-processing industry- Plum fair in Gradačac. Read the rest of this entry »
Caritas of Bishops Conference of Bosnia and Herzegovina together with Caritas International Belgium provided a small grant for vulnerable rural families in total amount of 50.000,00 KM ( 25.000,00 Euros ). This amount is transferred to PUP account( local farmers organization in Fojnica municipality ) and is divided in at least 25 small credits, for the registered members of above mentioned organization. The main goal of this credit is to help out vulnerable rural families in order to increase their production and services. All the beneficiaries are not receiving cash but „farmer package“ in accordance with their expressed needs. This credit is given free of interest and its distributed with no discrimination according to gender, religion, race or political affiliation. This is the first pilot credit fund grant, and if everything is completed as planned there is a possibility to increase the loan fund in 2010.
In organization by Association of organic producers of medicinal herbs and berry fruit in Central Bosnia Canton in Novi Travnik, from 25th to 27th of June, 2009 was held International Fair of Agriculture, organic production and eco-tourism, “Days of raspberry.” Read the rest of this entry »