Association of Fruits and Vegetable Processors of Kosovo
"PePeKo" is a non-profit entity established in 2014 and officially registered in 2015.
The main objectives of the association are to protect the interests of the association's members, with the aim of developing the fruit and vegetable processing sector, as well as contributing to the economic growth and creation of new jobs in Kosovo through the value chain.
Main objectives of association PePeKo:
• To protect the interest of fruits and vegetable processing industry.
• To increase the processing capacities of local companies and to increase the quality of local processed products.
• To support the association members to gain new export markets.
• To participate on working groups organized by local institutions related to legislation and other issues for food processing industry.
The association organize the following activities:
• Coordination meetings with stakeholders from food processing industry.
• Joint application to support and organize the value chain on food processing industry.
• Organize visits to regional and EU countries to find new markets.
• Organize the participation on international fairs related to food processing industry.
• To protect fruits and vegetable processed products from informality.
• Coordination activities with other regional associations (local and international).
Actually under the association are 10 members from which 4 of them are the initiators for establishment of the association.
The association of fruits and vegetables is a fully representative of the association members to the local and international institutions and with fully support from the association members will be the voice of food processing industry every time every where.
PePeKo is very important association which helps the overall economic development of Kosovo, because through the association members it represent around 20.000 farmers from which the association members are supplied with raw fruits and vegetable. The association PePeKo, through the implementation of different activities and project will empower the role of the fruits and vegetable processing industry on development of agriculture in Kosovo.