The Agro Info Karavan initiative, which informs agricultural producers and seasonal workers about the new simplified procedures for engaging in seasonal work via websites and mobile applications, will visit 15 towns throughout Serbia, announced NALED.
From December 24 to January 15, the Agro Info Caravan will come to Zrenjanin, Nis, Cacak and Kraljevo, Subotica and Backa Topola, Indjija and Sremska Mitrovica, Grocka, Svilajnac and Jagodina, Zajecar and Negotin, Sombor and Vrbas; all will take place outdoors in compliance with the epidemiological measures.
After the reform that introduced electronic registration of seasonal workers, it is vital to promote this novelty in practice in order for seasonal workers and agricultural producers to understand the benefits of legal work.
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The head of the Food and Agriculture Unit at NALED, Tisa Causevic, said that the number of undocumented workers in agriculture has been reduced by 37% during the first year alone, and so far, close to 44,000 seasonal workers have had their rights protected, while the state budget revenues have increased by four million euro, thanks to the implementation of the new procedures.
“For nine days, starting on December 24th, the Agro Info Caravan will present the new procedure and the advantages of the electronic application, as well as distribute promotional material to all interested representatives of local authorities, agricultural producers and seasonal workers,” Causevic explained.
The Caravan is organized by the National Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED), with the support of the German Development Cooperation. The initiative was launched in 2015 by a group of farmers from the Srem District together with NALED.
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