Conference on “Important role of Family Farming in rural areas”, 1st July 2014, Podgorica, Montenegro


The Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group in South Eastern Europe (SWG) will support the organization of a conference entitled: “Important role of Family Farming in rural areas”. The conference which will take place on July 1st in Hotel Ramada” in Podgorica, Montenegro is being jointly organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the National Rural Development Network of Montenegro.

The aim of the Conference which will be opened with official address of Prof. D-r Petar Ivanović, Minister of Agriculture of Montenegro, is to draw attention to the important role of family farming, the key challenges and priorities for the future, as well as to address the best means of supporting family farms.

Participation of representatives from the Ministries of Agriculture from SEE  i.e.member institutions of the SWG, Balkan Rural Development Network member organizations, representatives of family farmer’s organizations, cooperatives and producer organizations, private sector and other respective institutions is expected..

The Conference will be conducted on Montenegrin language with simultaneous translation into English.

Draft programme of the Conference