The Austrian Federal Government through the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs financed this business component of the World Bank Project “Wetlands Restoration and Pollution Reduction project.
The project aims to support the sustainable development, creation of jobs, providing conditions for starting business and permanent employment through supporting the organic farming, the food processing industry and the creation of cluster structures.
The project covers the territories of Natural Park “Persina” including the following towns and villages: Nikopol, Belene, Dragash voevoda, Oresh, Svishtov and “Kalimok/Brashlian” including: Slivo pole, Ryahovo, Golyamo Vranovo, Babovo, Brashlen, Tzar Samuil, Nova Cherna, Staro selo, Tutrakan, as well as Ruse Region.
The following activities will be performed:
Establishing of cluster structures for production, processing and export of organic products;
Creation of information materials and training modules for farmers;
Establishment of 2 offices of existing hosting organizations.
The access to the services is meant only for small and medium size enterprises as well as for farmers. They will be supported only for production and processing of organic products, as well as for ecological farming.