Interim meeting of the project: Study of best practices and potential of participation of the smallholders in the short value chains in the Western Balkans region and Turkey, 9 – 11 March, Milloshev, Kosovo*

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The objective of the project is to conduct an in-depth analysis of short-supply chains among small farmers in the Western Balkans and Turkey and their potential impacts on economic aspects as well as their social sustainability. The project is implemented by SWG and financed by JRC. The meeting gathered 8 participants who will be directly involved in implementation of the project activities. Unfortunately, the corona virus outbreak restricted international air travel, so that the international expert (Judith Mollers), the expert from Turkey (Ahmet Ali Koc), as well as JRC representative (Federica Di Marcantonio) joined via Skype, while DG AGRI representative (Iwona Lisztwan) sent her comments via e-mail.

The purpose of the interim meeting was to discuss the interim report, as well as the technical details for performing the survey and conducting the analysis.

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence