WHO & HOW:
In Serbia, university students often have a poor practical knowledge when they graduate from their studies in organic production. As there is no specialized entity for labour markets in organic production, organic farms lack specialised labour. Organic Serbia started this three-month practical internship programme to strengthen the capacities of organic young agronomists and food technologists. It also connects them with potential employers. Students have various backgrounds: horticulture, fruit production, viticulture, plant protection, plant-based food technologists, etc. Employers also came from various areas of production, from small farms to large companies and processors.
The programme is funded by the GIZ Youth Employment Promotion project and helps to develop a data base of agricultural and food technology engineers in search for a job.
Olga Keselj, Serbia Organica