Being a farmer is hard. Being a women farmer is even harder. I am cultivating organic products on my farm in Mustafino for more than 10 years. I was one of the pioneers of organic farming in Macedonia – planting and growing different plants, making sure that they are produced the organic way. However, I used to sell them at prices for conventional food. But I never gave up and I knew that my future in agriculture lies in organic production. Swisscontact helped me find high quality seeds, import them in Macedonia and provided valuable advices and expertise for organic food production. With their assistance I also went to the biggest organic products fair BioFach, and they helped me to reach an agreement to export the first quantity of beans to Switzerland. As of next year, I will be part of the COOP’s sustainability Fund and will get even more support to produce quality organic products. I will include other farmers from my village and help them produce organic because we all need a helping hand.
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