Wellbeing of Farmers: Physical Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing, Social Wellbeing
Key Challenges: Lack of basic services, Lack or difficulties in accessing health services, Lack of specialist mental healthcare services, Low farm income (market vulnerability), Lack of attractiveness of certain farming profession, Pressure from society/negative perceptions
Key Target Groups: Farm Workers (laborers), Farmers facing financial difficulties
Farm Size: Small/Family
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Key contact: Arkadiusz Pstrong
Organization: Tuscany Kociewska
The private enterprise combining activities typical for a social enterprise, farm and foundation. Based on the unique natural, landscape, cultural and agricultural resources, as well as the experiences, competences and social capital of its members, the foundation conducts multi-directional activities, which have evolved from a typical organic/care farm, supported mainly from public projects, towards a social enterprise and a social organization that offers jobs for people in different needs and an commercial entity making profits from various activities.
An innovative organisational model of farm conducting a comprehensive activity allows to achieve both the economic (diversification and increase of income of people running a farm) and social goals. The Tuscany Kociewska’s case might be an interesting case for farming families who want to diversify their agricultural activities or to develop a care farm model.
Social and intergenerational integration, intellectual and physical activation of people at risk of various forms of exclusion, pro-environmental, pro-health and historical and cultural education. Creating job for people with disabilities and for unemployed people
- agricultural activity,
- agritourism (organic agritourism)
- educational and recreational activities (services addressed to schools and preschools)
- organisational (organization of study visits for social economy entities and local government institutions).
Main Outcome of the activity
Providing jobs for disabled people and for unemployed, knowledge sharing with social economy entities and local government institutions, educational services for schools and preschools, income from organic agrotourism
Main Practical Recommendations
The Tuscany Kociewska’s case is an interesting case of good practices for farming families who want to diversify their agricultural activities or to develop a care farm model.
Key Stakeholders Involved
- social enterprise
- foundation Tuscany Kociewska
Most Innovative Aspects of the Solution
An innovative organisational model of farm conducting a comprehensive activity allows to achieve both the economic (diversification and increase of income of people running a farm) and social goals; innovative service for people with disabilites, e.g. specialised training in the field of animal welfare and onotherapy.