Agricultural Policy Forum 2012: “Policy perspectives on environmentally sustainable agriculture and rural development in South Eastern Europe”, 16-19 October 2012, Ohrid, Macedonia


The APF 2012 will be held in the Republic of Macedonia, Ohrid From 16th – 19th of October and will be organized by the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in SEE and the Macedonian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management.

The APF`s overall objective is to foster the implementation of EU-like agricultural and rural development policies in SEE with respect to a further integration of the SEE countries as well as their agricultural and rural sectors into the EU.
As an outcome, the Forum will formute an Agenda providing guidelines for suitable agricultural and rural development policies in SEE.

The topics for discussion will be the following:

  • Strengthening of water resource and forest management cooperation in South Eastern Europe;
  • Area Based Development in the cross-border rural areas of the Western Balkans within the framework of territorial and regional cooperation;
  • Gap analysis between EC and SEE countries with special attention to agriculture and rural development policy.

For more information see the General Information document.