Market Reconstruction in Plandiste / Serbia

Contract partner: Municipality of Plandiste in SerbiaCountry: Serbien Funding amount: € 100.000,00Project start: 01.12.2006End: 31.08.2007

Short Description:

Overall goal

Plandiste municipality is a small, underdeveloped community in southern Banat, with 13,377 inhabitants and an unemployment rate of more than 20%. In 2005, the municipality of Plandiste, especially its agricultural territories, have been strongly hit by flooding. Many of the farmers saw their fields flooded for several weeks, and thus the potential yields of an entire year lost. For these farmers, who are already struggling with generally very difficult economic circumstances, the floods have considerably added to their strain. Apart from the flood-catastrophe, which repeated itself in spring 2006, agricultural lands are generally suffering from too high groundwater-levels, which regularly have devastating effects on agriculture.

In response to the considerable economic difficulties in the local farming community, the project aims at the technical and sanitary reconstruction of the Plandiste public market. By increasing the standards of agricultural and handicraft products and creating better conditions for the selling and trading of products, the project will improve economic opportunities for farmers and thus reduce future economic vulnerabilities, especially in times of disaster. The project will be implemented in three phases encompassing excavation works, reconstruction works and training of beneficiaries; Target groups are small-scale agricultural producers and the local population buying agricultural products.

project number2438-00/2006
source of fundingOEZA
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Maßnahmen zum Wiederaufbau und Rehabilitierung nach Katastrophen
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