500 farmers in the region of Fier produce "Kornishon" cucumber exclusively for export to Austria, on the basis of preliminary contracts. The Director of the Agency for Agricultural and Rural Development, Frida Krifca, brought the example of the Vegetal company, which in two years has become a successful enterprise thanks to a clear vision and unstoppable work to succeed in business and agriculture. Krifca said that, “the key to success in this company is cooperation. "This is otherwise known as the 'contract farming' model." "The farmers," said Krifca, "are pre-contracted to produce the pickled cucumber, which will be purchased at a price agreed by the company in production. "Vegetal gives the seed and seedling to the farmer and then collects and exports the entire product to Austria."
Krifca said that, the company is looking to expand further as the framework gives good yield and the required profit. "The farmers I meet in the factory but also in other farms praise my cooperation with Vegetal. They know from the beginning how much profit they will get in the season if they work well and with quality. They have cooperation with the four agronomists of the company who follow every problem in the field so that the production is of high quality. This is how everyone achieves the intended profits, both the farmers and the company "- said Krifca.