Changing minds / Transforming farms

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About us

Grace Farms is a demand-driven initiative to organize farmers, finance, collect and process their crops, package and distribute high quality hazelnuts from Kosovo to EU. From 20 hectare planted as a model farm in Grace, a small multi-ethnic village in Kosovo, we aim to prove to owners of more than 1000 hectare in nearby villages that Hazelnut is the crop of the future. To ensure high quality crops from its collaborators, Grace Farms will secure highest certifiable quality inputs, suitable technology, professional technical assistance through our team of capable experts throughout the value chain. Grace Farms will buy hazelnuts at a fair market price, guaranteeing a bright future for all hazelnut growers in Kosovo.

Farming

hazelnuts

The Inspiration & Foundation

Originally a small farm, the Dalipi family wanted to give back to the community. We set out to change the minds of our neighbours about farming, by identifying a better crop to cultivate, introduce them to necessary technology that would save them time and money in the future, and ensure them that their product will be sold.

One-stop-shop for hazelnut farming

Grace Farms is a demand-driven initiative to organize farmers, finance, collect and process their crops, package and distribute high quality hazelnuts from Kosovo to EU.

From 20 hectare planted as a model farm in Grace, a small multi-ethnic village in Kosovo, we are convincing farmers of more than 1000 hectare in nearby villages that Hazelnut is the crop of the future.

To ensure high quality crops from its collaborators, Grace Farms will secure highest certifiable quality inputs, suitable technology, professional technical assistance through our team of capable experts throughout the value chain. Grace Farms will buy hazelnuts at a fair market price, guaranteeing a bright future for all hazelnut growers in Kosovo.

We demand from our network of farmers 100% ecological hazelnuts. This is achieved by ensuring that the entire process is closely monitored by our team of experts, from imports of high quality and certified disease-free hazelnut seedlings, ensuring proper soil health management, installing the necessary drip irrigation technology, contamination and pesticide control, adhering to the highest international standards for collection, storage, processing, packaging, certification and shipment of our final products.

Grace Farms implements its CORE SERVICES using three specialized internal structures: Grace Corporation, Grace Education and Grace Financing.

Services and Products

INPUT SUPPLY - Grace Farms is a one-stop-shop for all inputs required for new and seasoned farmers that want to develop a Hazelnut plantation. Give us a chance to prove to you that growing Hazelnuts, is a smart and lucrative decision.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE - we have a database of experts that can find solutions for any problems our farmers may face. It is our objective that we link our network of experts with corresponding educational institutions as well as relevant public agencies, in order for their knowledge to serve as an input for mind shapers and policy makers, respectively.

SEEDLINGS - we are a direct importer and reseller of high quality and certified disease-free hazelnut seedlings. Our suppliers guarantee and certifications are passed down to each of our client. This ensures we meet all necessary state and donor criteria for quality crops.

SOIL HEALTH MANAGEMENT - use of high-quality organic fertilizers and pesticides to prevent crop diseases and ensure higher yield. After all, farmers success translates into more business for Grace Farms.

DRIP IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY - our engineers will ensure that the best quality drip irrigation system will be installed in each farm, to ensure enough water and nutrients is sent to each hazelnut seedling. This system consists of: water wells, water pumps, adequate water collection facility, nutrient dozers, automatic valves, and solar panels with electricity storage batteries. Our goal is to reach 12 kg of hazelnut per seedling by age 5.

PLANTATION FENCING - we have the necessary labor and technology to quickly fence any plantation. Fencing is necessary to limit wild animal access that can damage Hazelnut trees. Furthermore, our camera secured fences can prevent criminal activity.

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Email

info@grace-farms.com

Grace village
Vushtrri, Kosovo

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