Within the project, BSC carried out a feasibility study for the establishment of a processing plant, which was followed by providing consultation on the branding for the plant. Another activity was the development of a website for the cooperatives.
Moreover, we carried out research studies to assess women's roles and potential in the supply chain development, based on the fact that households headed by women make up 10%-15% of the targeted households.
Community members took part in training programs on bookkeeping, accountancy skills, financial reporting, as well as acquiring skills for dealing with relevant government departments, project management and sustainable use of forest resources.
The newly-established cooperatives were provided with consulting services on accounting, marketing, and on building relations with processors and suppliers. Activities for the establishment of greenhouses included land lot identification and final selection, legal documentation and paperwork, tender announcements and contracting.