On 23-24 June, around 22 Belarusian rural dwellers participated in a study tour to meet farmers and entrepreneurs, and farmstead and private land plot owners, in Minsk and Grodno to learn from their experiences of running green businesses. The event was organised within the EU-supported project “Expanding Economic Opportunities in Rural Belarus”.
The study tour included a visit to an organic farm in the Dzerzhinsk district, which offers a wide variety of coach tours, activities for children and a zoo. The participants also visited the first farm in Belarus certified according to EU standards. Its 20 hectares of land are used to grow ecologically clean produce, including berries, vegetables, greens and other crops. The production process doesn’t utilise mineral fertilisers, weed and pest killers.
The study tour aimed to help the participants to start their own agricultural business or expand an existing one, apply new approaches and tools or manage their land in more efficient ways.
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