KOSOVO - NEW PATHWAYS FOR PEOPLE
Organic farming as a driving force
About 2 million people live in Kosovo and approximately 350,000 of those work abroad. 60% of the people living in the country are unemployed, many existences are dependent on agriculture, industries are scarce.
In the country which is showing the scars of war, organic agriculture is an important sector that creates work for many.
Our local Kosovarian partner supports both an organically certified wild collection project and organic herb cultivation project: around 30 families supply SONNENTOR with organic herbs. In addition, there are a total of five organic certified wild collection zones, in which around 3430 registered collectors gather strawberries, elderberry blossoms, blackberry leaves, etc. for SONNENTOR. These are taken to 40 different locations where the collected raw materials are gently dried.
We obtain following products from Kosovo:
stinging nettle org.
blackberry leaves org.
strawberry leaves org.
ladies mantle org.
raspberry leaves org.
raspberry pieces org.
linden (lime) flowers org.
wild thyme org.
wild strawberries org.