The Agricultural Policy Forum (APF) 2016 “Evidence – Based Agricultural Policy: Enabling Environment for Developing the Agricultural Sector in the South East Europe” will be held in Tirana, Albania, 11 – 14 October 2016. The APF 2016 is organized by the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in SEE, in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration of Albania.
The Agricultural Policy Forum 2016 once more will serve as a platform for international dialogue on policy settings and perspectives of common interest to agricultural policy makers and stakeholders. It will address the need for adjusting the agricultural policy in SEE based on relevant in-depth analyses of the situation, at the same time having in consideration the adaptations necessary due to the EU approximation process. The Forum will focus on regional networking of all stakeholders in agriculture and rural development, and will promote the Area Based Development Approach as a tool for rural development with upscaling potential. It will also stress the need for sustainable management of natural resources and involvement of the civil sector as a critical factor for agricultural and rural development.