Production of blueberry on 1 ha

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Production of blueberry on 1 ha

Banja Luka, Bosnia and HerzegovinaBanja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Year Founded:
2013
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Idea
Budget: 
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Mission of this project is to improve the utility and social infrastructure in order to raise standards and life conditions of the population, improve and diversify engagement in agriculture and other craft activities, based agriculture production and use of forest resources on sustainable principle

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

Involvement of young people in agricultural production. Agriculture and Rural Development
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Abandoned villages, low level of competitiveness in agriculture and high levels of unemployment

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Blueberry is in many ways a specific plant. Belongs to the group of small fruits and is very important and useful in terms of nutritional value and medicinal properties of the fruit. Most of time blueberry is not used in relation to the opportunities it provides. In our country there is a chance in terms of climatic and soil conditions for growing blueberries and of course the available workforce.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Mission of this project is to improve the utility and social infrastructure in order to raise standards and life conditions of the population, improve and diversify engagement in agriculture and other craft activities, based agriculture production and use of forest resources on sustainable principles, to raise the level of knowledge and awareness of social and development agro-tourism based on the total resources of the area.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

Our vision is a community of happy and satisfied people in a healthy environment, that your progress based on harmony and unity, and respect for the cultural and traditional values with an efficient, balanced and sustainable use of all available human and natural resources.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

The production of blueberries require significant investment. The largest investments are focused on growing plantations. Cost of plantation, in the amount of 22 000 euro. Predicting the planting of 2220 trees. In the first year will be a profit of 15 000 euro, the following year profit would range around 30 000 euros.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Since entering the market as new producers, the aim will be to impose market Banja Luka region. With an area of 1 ha, our current market share in BiH would be about 3.2%. Taking into account the fact that the merchantability blueberries about 95% and that our market is mainly supplied blueberries imported at much higher prices than the real purchasing power of the population, the adjusted prices of our products there is a realistic chance of merchantability blueberries from our area and reach a rate of 100 %.
Team

Founding Story

We met in order to contribute to rural development of our region and to use the knowledge gained in college