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WWF and Citi helped to organize a wild-crop fest in Kamchatka

22 august 2015
A part of the total program budget of the joint project was allocated to promote non-timber forest products.

Kamchatka hosted the IX wild crop festival “Where Angelica Grows”. The annual festival is a place where producers present their most astounding products, like viands made of mushrooms and berries, birch juice, unique herbal teas and even pine-cone jam. This year among the participants were those, who received financial support within the framework of the joint project of WWF-Russia and Citi Foundation.

“Visitors from Kamchatka as well as tourists, who are lucky to be on the peninsula these days, gladly join the celebration organized by local community,” says Sergey Rafanov, the head of Kamchatka/Bering Sea Ecoregional office of WWF-Russia. “The festival is great time for producers too, because marketing development of any product is a key-factor on the way to successful business, regardless to the size of enterprize. It’s important for sustainable “green” products from Kamchatka to become recognizable in and outside the region. This is one of goals at which the joint project of WWF-Russia and Citi Foundation is aimed.”

The joint project of WWF and Citi is aimed at support of small family businesses which are oriented towards collecting and marketing non-timber forest products (such as berries, mushrooms and herbs). It was started in 2013 and is still successfully going in Kamchatka as well as in Altai where it was started even earlier.

Kamchatka hosted the IX wild crop festival “Where angelica grows”. The annual festival is a place where producers present their most astounding products, like viands made of mushrooms and berries, birch juice, unique herbal teas and even pine-cone jam. Thisyearamongtheparticipantswerethose, whoreceivedfinancialsupportwithintheframeworkofthejointprojectofWWF-RussiaandCitiFoundation.

“Visitors from Kamchatka as well as tourists, who are lucky to be on the peninsula these days, gladly join the celebration organized by local community,” says Sergey Rafanov, the head of Kamchatka/Bering Sea Ecoregional office of WWF-Russia. “The festival is great time for producers too, because marketing development of any product is a key-factor on the way to successful business, regardless to the size of enterprize. It’s important for sustainable “green” products from Kamchatka to become recognizable in and outside the region. This is one of goals at which the joint project of WWF-Russia and Citi Foundation is aimed.”

The joint project of WWF and Citi is aimed at support of small family businesses which are oriented towards collecting and marketing non-timber forest products (such as berries, mushrooms and herbs). It was started in 2013 and is still successfully going in Kamchatka as well as in Altai where it was started even earlier.

© WWF-Russia / Yury Kislyak
© WWF-Russia / Yury Kislyak
© WWF-Russia / Yury Kislyak
For additional information please contact
Head of WWF Kamchatka/Bering Sea Ecoregional Office