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Creating of the local brand "Borcanas de Colibas - model of entrepreneurship development in rural areas

Colibas is a typical farming village, 70% of whose inhabitants are involved in farming (grapevines, fruit and vegetables, meat, milk and honey production). It is located on the border with Romania and close to the border with Ukraine, therefore local producers have the opportunity of selling their products in the border area of the neighbouring countries. The inspiration for these activities comes from the cross-border project entitled: “The Creation of the Tripartite Network for the Development and Trade in Traditional, Local Food Products in the Border Area of the Lower Danube Euroregion” financed by the EU within the framework of the RO-UA-MD operational programme. The project provided for establishing a group of producers - the Centre for Processing BIO Local Agricultural Products, bringing together 25 local agricultural producers. The Group has a building, where its members want to install their production machines.

In order to start the production line, it is necessary to purchase a sterilization machine for twist off caps, install heating in the office rooms and purchase office furniture. The implementation of this plan will help to improve the living standards of the inhabitants of the region by increasing the profits of agricultural producers. Moreover, an efficient and profitable producers’ group will encourage producers from other regions to undertake similar initiatives.

Creating of the local brand "Borcanas de Colibas - model of entrepreneurship development in rural areas

The project is scheduled to be implemented from 15 July to 15 December 2016 in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Chisinau and the local government of the Colibas village, Cahul region. Its objective is to develop the rural area economically by developing the producers’ group: full production will be started at the Centre for Processing Agricultural Products. The project will provide financing for, among others: equipping the Centre for Processing Agricultural Products with sterilization machines for twist off caps and a cash register, installing heating in the office rooms and purchasing computer equipment and furniture for office rooms. Moreover, trainings concerning the local brand will be conducted and discussions on preparing a business plan and developing business activity will be held. The implementation of those actions will constitute a step towards commencing the first stage of the preserve production process (with the participation of 25 local agricultural producers).

The local community of the Colibas village will be the beneficiary of the project, specifically the 25 agricultural producers, one bread producer and two craftsmen participating in the project.

Creating of the local brand "Borcanas de Colibas - model of entrepreneurship development in rural areas

The project was implemented from 3 August to 15 December 2016. Its objective was to ensure economic development of the Colibas village by developing the producers’ group - the Centre for Processing Agricultural Products. Under the project, the purchase of the sterilization machines for twist off caps and a cash register for the Centre was financed. Heating was installed in the office rooms and computer equipment and furniture were purchased. Moreover, trainings concerning the local brand were conducted and discussions on preparing a business plan and developing business activity were held.

The project was co-financed by the Polish Aid grant amounting to approximately PLN 60,000 (approximately EUR 14,500) and its entire value amounted to approximately PLN 420,000 (approximately EUR 100,000). For the purposes of calculation, the following exchange rate was applied: EUR 1 = PLN 4.1749.