Kosovo Farmers Reap the Benefits
of IOCC Greenhouse Project
Winter came early to Kosovo, with snow capping mountains above the villages of Brestovik and Siga by mid-October. That hasn't stopped Miodrag from being able to provide his family of six a bounty of fresh, organically grown produce using the greenhouse that he built last year with assistance from IOCC. Kosovo is mainly rural with about half of the population small-scale farmers eking out a living in remote villages. During the armed conflict in 1999, all 1,000 residents from Brestovik and Siga fled their homes to seek refuge in Serbia and Montenegro. Only 58 families, approximately 135 people, have returned to their homes in the two villages and now live in isolation and uncertainty.
(Photo credit: Rada Tierney / IOCC)