Conference ” Day of Rural Women

sssssConference ” Day of Rural Women “
December 5, 2012

For the first time in Kosovo, women farmers enjoyed their day ,in celebrating the “Day of Rural Women,” which was initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development, in cooperation with UNDP, USAID / NOA’s and Women Business Association SHE-ERA.

This conference, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development to honor the hard work of women farmers, the conference aim was to discuss the role of women and achieving productive results in the agricultural sector, where participation in this conference was composed of 278 females and 16 males. From all women farmers present , two of them were selected as the most successful women farmers of 2012, where in the processing sector was chosen Ms. Selvete Fetahu Sveqël Village, Podujeva Municipality, which deals with the cultivation of cabbage, peppers and fruit processing and Mrs. Vlora Xhemajli from Rracaj Village, Gjakova municipality, which leads business of growing and selling of sheep and products such as wool, meat and milk.Both two farmers were rewarded from the assistance of UNDP with 5,000.00 euro investment grant.