Since, ‘the history is repeatable’, and based on the history of Napoleon Bonaparte wars which mainly where concern to invade places with fertile lands that produce sugar, in view of the fact that the price of gold was equal to price of gold make this issue sustainable for the nearest future, not just in Kosova.
According to Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development (2004), Kosovo has 577,000 ha of agricultural land. From this surface (according to the same source) only 272,040 ha (47.1%) are lands planted with different plants, whereas another is the meadows, pastures and wastelands. From planted area dominate cereals. From all these surface 88.6% is privately owned.
Furthermore, around 30% of the total goods imported are food products, which is very troublesome since the land in Kosovo is flat and perfect for growing fruits and vegetables. Even more worrisome is the fact that despite a 10% customs tariff and 16% VAT, the imported food products remain cheaper than local products. With some assistance these products could be produced locally at a price that is lower than foreign competitor, but at the same time generate jobs and improve the welfare of citizens in Kosova.
Therefore, in a time when we have continuous global trade homogenization, the protection and/or support of local individuals and businesses to make their decision to plant the sugar beets will contribute to the development of the local economy as a whole. Moreover, the earnings within the country and contributes to the development of entrepreneurship and job creation. Faced with an incredible regional competition, local producers have decided to work together for a common goal – that is to establish a better relationship with the community in order to win favours and lobby for better governmental policies regarding their endeavours.
In order to improve their performance concerning Agronomist Decision-making for initial or continues developing continues ‘Kaizen’ of ‘sugar beet’ in Kosova, leaders of the food sector have contacted Universum College to conduct a field study regarding the products and services they offer in order to become more socially responsible not only to their clients, but to the society and environment as well.
You have been chosen to conduct a field study at potentials for Planting, Harvesting sugar beets , where you will spend 120 working hours within a 2 month period. You will observe closely the daily activities of agronomist and learn more about their strategic initiatives. During this period you are to work with the officer at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development in order to study and examine the shortcomings agronomist planning, and then visit the main landowner in the country and find out the requested incentives and barriers towards Planting, Harvesting the sugar beets and also the necessity of the agronomic and industrial factory. In the end of the field research, you are to produce a report with your findings and the recommendation that the agronomist and ministry could undertake to improve position concerning the Planting, Harvesting and producing the final products. The final report will also be presented in front of other students and representatives of ministry and agronomists that take part in the survey.