FARMERS ASSOCIATIONS AS AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT MODELS

Farmers associations can be used as models for improving farming conditions in upland regions. This study highlights some of the advantages and good practises of farmer associations and provides examples of successful associations operating in the closer and broader regions. Direct contacts with farmer groups enabled analysis of their attitudes and readiness to affiliate.

Farmer associations help maintain or improve rural living conditions. They group together farmers who exploit resources reasonably and who upgrade farming methods in the broader area. The development of activities practised by farmer groups and associations furthers the economic development in the local community and enhances the creation of new jobs for young people in rural areas, thereby contributing to reducing migration flows and related rural devastation.

R. Koprivica et all.

FOOD QUALITY AND SAFETY – FACTORS OF COMPETETIVE APPROACH ON THE WORLD MARKET

Competition in the world food market is constantly increasing during this century.

It is present in all the fields and primarily in the field of innovations in food supply, shorter periods of development and creation of new values, shorter product life cycles, aggressive competition on price, quality and production differentiation. One thing competitors particularly insist on is finding new and better ways to respond to higher and higher demands of consumers of agricultural products and foodstuffs. Thus, initiative and quick response to the changes of performances of the world market are of key importance for development of domestic agroindustrial sector.

Food safety is becoming a strategic aim of the countries all over the world. This is why the production of safe food has become one of the developing priorities in many countries. There are numerous factors that imperil food safety and production. Increase in international food trade contributes to satisfaction of various economic and social needs. On the other hand, it can cause rapid spread of infections and diseases all over the world, which is why everyone, including food producers, growers, processors, distributors and consumers are bound to reach standards of food quality and safety. The priority in this process is defining a strategy when it comes to food, determining priorities in meeting quality, safety and sufficiency demands, and an opportunity to find these foodstuffs in the world market.

R. Stefanović  at all.

NAJVEĆA VOĆKA – JACKFRUIT (ARTOCARPUS HETEROPHYLLUS)

Jackfruit je najveće voćno stablo i najveći plod. U šovoljnim uslovima naraste i do 90 m, a plod dostiže težinu do 75 kg. Deblo, grane i lišće sadrže lepljiv lateks.

Ovo voće je u obliku velike dinje. Plod ima koru/ kožu zeleno-žutu, a sadrži  velik broj sjemenki veličine golubljeg jajeta. Pečene semenke imaju ukus kestena. Plod je žute boje i sočan je, slatkog je ukusa  i snažnog mirisa.

Tajlanđani jedu jackfruit  uz sladoled ili pomešan s drugim voćem i kokosovim mlekom kao kompot.

Jackfruit je veoma  popularan u celoj jugoistočnoj Aziji.

Novak Đoković and Clothes for Smiles

Ima  plemenih ljudi, koji se zalažu i svojim akcijama trude da se smanje siromaštvo i da se obezbedi sretno detinjstvo deci kroz razvoj edukativnih programa. Siromaštvo je uzrok i obrazovnih razlika.
Jedan od suosnivača projekta Clothes for Smiles je i naš Novak Đoković, koji je izjavio sledeće:
„Today Uniqlo, UNICEF and I launched the projects that will donate $10milion to help improve education for kids in Asia, and finance projects all around the world that are inspired by your ideas and suggestions.For more information please visit http://clothesforsmiles.uniqlo.com/en/about.php.“
„Danas smo Uniqlo, Unicef i ja zajedno pokrenuli projekat kojim se donira 10 miliona dolara za razvoj edukativnih programa za decu Azije i kojim se finansiraju i projekti za decu širom sveta inspirisani vašim idejama i predlozima! Pogledajte više detalja na sajtu projekta http://clothesforsmiles.uniqlo.com/en/about.php.“