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Agriculture and entrepreneurship as a means for social integration

We all know how important agriculture is for the global economy. Agriculture is actually considered to be one of the oldest economic factors for countries. As you can understand, when it comes to entrepreneurship, agriculture actually plays a very important role. There are so many young entrepreneurs out there that are actually basing their ideas on agriculture.

That means, if you combine agriculture and entrepreneurship you are actually going to have a very strong duo that will most likely be able to provide you with a lot of profit. However, one thing that you need to remember is that certain things are not just about making a profit. Have you ever taken the time to think about the fact that, since agriculture and entrepreneurship are so capable of affecting the economy of an entire country, but they might actually be able to affect social integration for migrants as well?

Working with the land is something that everyone or at least almost everyone knows. Migrants coming from Third World countries after having to face poverty or even war are not completely unqualified. They are people that can learn and can actually work with the land in order for them to get integrated easier into the European Society, become helpful members and actually have a fighting opportunity in order for them to be able to build their lives again.

Now, if you provide those people with the opportunity to actually bring their ideas to life when it comes to agriculture and becoming entrepreneurs then that means that you are actually going to be able to help them get socially integrated into the European society a lot easier and a lot faster. If there is a sector that can actually provide that opportunity for migrants then, that sector is agriculture.

Agriculture and entrepreneurship can certainly be the perfect combination for anyone out there. If we want to make sure that we will be able to help migrants get integrated into the European society and most importantly, migrant women that we definitely need to be able to give them the opportunity to test out their luck when it comes to agriculture and entrepreneurship. There are so many EU projects out there that have been fighting in order to be able to make that a reality. So many organizations like the Institute of entrepreneurship development, implemented projects like the Urbagri4women, projects specifically created in order to be able to help women migrants get integrated into the European society as entrepreneurship on the field of agriculture.

If these types of organizations are able to work towards achieving social integration for migrants through agriculture and entrepreneurship that we’re definitely talking about something that can be a reality. The reality for all of those people and especially all of those women that have lost everything and are simply trying to get back on their feet. And there is nothing more important than giving a person the opportunity for a new life.


Panagiotis Koutoudis
Lead Manager