Valamar and Plava laguna presented the project of connecting and networking family farms in the Vukovar-Srijem County

first_imgAt the end of last week, the delegation of Agro-klaster doo held a working meeting in Tar-Vabriga with representatives of the city of Novigrad and the municipality of Tar-Vabriga, as well as the most important hotel and catering companies from Istria. Thus, the well-known hotel companies Valamar and Plava laguna were presented with a project of connecting and networking family farms in Vukovar-Srijem County, with the aim of finding autochthonous Slavonian products on the shelves of retail chains and on the tables of our tourist and catering facilities.During the meeting, it was concluded that there are real needs and opportunities for cooperation, especially for some food products, but it is necessary to ensure sufficient quantities of products, continuity in delivery and adequate logistics capacity for receiving goods and fast delivery, said Vukovar-Srijem County.Eco-production was also recognized at this meeting as a great opportunity for positioning on the market of food production and sales. In this sense, it is necessary that our family farms network as soon as possible, increase the volume of production and continue to work on the introduction of prescribed norms and standards in the production of food products. stand out from Vukovar-Srijem County.The final conclusion is to prepare a concrete proposal and basket of products for the next meeting, which hoteliers and caterers could possibly include in their offer for the 2019 season. It was also agreed to organize the promotion of Slavonian products and producers in Istria this year. interested caterers and tourist workers visit Vukovar-Srijem County and see for themselves the potentials and possibilities of future cooperation. The day before, on Wednesday, the delegation of the Agro-cluster held a meeting of similar content with representatives of the city of Lovran.Agro cluster of Vukovar – Srijem County At the beginning of the year, more precisely in January 2018, the Vukovar-Srijem Parish together with a couple of municipalities established the Agro cluster with the intention of implementing already started or future development projects in the field of agriculture and rural development more efficiently and to the greatest extent possible. The primary goal of establishing this cluster is to intensify the primary production of certain crops (especially vegetables and fruits), a higher degree of processing of manufactured goods, connecting producers for joint participation in sales and procurement markets, support in the construction of necessary logistics facilities and facilities, and ultimately raising overall competitiveness of the agri-food sector in our county.The founders of the company are: Vukovar-Srijem County, municipalities: Cerna, Vrbanja, Drenovci, Lovas and Stari Jankovci, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Osijek, and the Cooperative for Fruit and Vegetable Production “Vinkovačka šparoga”.The specific functioning of the company will be based on the triple-helix model, according to which clusters most often function, and this includes the inclusion and connection of production (family farms, crafts, producer associations, companies…), public (counties, municipalities and cities, support institutions.… ) and the scientific and educational sector (faculties, institutes, vocational schools ().last_img read more

US marks 100 years since women given right to vote

first_imgLast week, President Donald Trump issued a pardon to Anthony, who was fined for voting illegally in 1872.”There is nothing more important… to honor the women portrayed in this statue than to vote. That is the best way to lead America forward; as the suffragists used to say, ‘forward through the darkness, forward into light,'” said Clinton.US Senator and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris wrote in a tweet, “We cannot mark Women’s Equality Day without remembering the voters of color who weren’t included in the 19th Amendment victory a century ago – women who faced poll taxes and literacy tests.””To honor their sacrifices, let’s vote in record numbers this fall.”Later on Wednesday, national landmarks will be lit up in purple and gold, the symbolic colors of the suffrage movement.”Women’s suffrage is a long story of hard work and heartache crowned by victory,” Carrie Chapman Catt, the founder of the US League of Women Voters, said in 1920. The United States marked the centennial of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote on Wednesday with celebrations of the “historic victory” as well as pleas by female politicians to honor the milestone by voting in November’s presidential election.The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was formally certified on Aug. 26, 1920, after decades of struggle by suffragettes. It states, “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”The date is marked in the United States each year as Women’s Equality Day. Topics :center_img For the women’s suffrage movement, the amendment’s ratification was a realization of the Constitution’s first phrase, “We the People” – although it would take until 1965 for the rights of Black women and men to vote to be protected.In New York’s Central Park, a statue of three 19th century pioneers of women’s suffrage, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was unveiled, all of whom had died by the time women could vote.”While the passage of the 19th Amendment was a critical, important, historic victory, it was also an incomplete one,” said former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the unveiling.”It would take decades longer to guarantee the franchise for women of color, especially Black and Native American women. And a century later, the struggle to enforce the right to vote continues. We’re still fighting so that every eligible American can cast their ballot and know their vote will be counted regardless of race, age or geography,” she added.last_img read more