Women in Sustainable Agriculture, was founded in 2006. The initiative for instituting WSA had in the very roots of its origin the general ‘apathy’ that central and local structures of governance functioned; the low and chaotic progress in the area of rural development and the particularly difficult situation of women groups in these areas.
WSA mission is outlined in efforts aimed at ”Improving the living conditions of women in the rural areas and empowering them to achieve a broader and more active participation in agricultural activity, in the society and more”.
Given the long experience WSA has honed over years, the professional furtherance and variety of attained specialties in the fields of agriculture, economy, environment, sociology, jurisprudence, etc. WSA – along with implementation of information and awareness raising activities, has advanced the nature of its initiatives in matters dealing with entrepreneurship, and economic empowerment, and has expanded and enhanced the level of its cooperation with other actors – the public and private organizations. In meantime, WSA has joined different networks advocating gender aspects of rural and urban development.