The Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-Eastern Europe within the European Union funded project: “Regional cooperation and networking in the field of agriculture, rural and economic development of cross-border area” will support the organization of the Event “International festival of plum fruit brandy and honey” which will be organized by Agency for development of small and medium enterprises of municipality Ugljevik and which will be held in the period 06-07.09.2018 in Ugljevik, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This year, the 7th International festival of plum fruit brandy and honey will be organized in early September as a two day manifestation and will promote natural, cultural and traditional values of the region, as well as the famous fruit growing area and cross-border region Drina-Sava. The main focus is on round table sessions that will be provided opportunity for improving of knowledge to fruit brandy producers which. Through the participation at the festival, participants will have the opportunity to establish new sales channels, share past experiences between producers, processors and trainers, which will result in expansion of production processes
Both, programming documents of ABDA in the Western Balkan countries, as well as Programme for economic development of the “Drina-Sava” cross-border region, identifies the sector tourism and agriculture as one of the strategic priorities for development of the “Drina-Sava” cross-border region. The fair will gather exhibitors from cities and municipalities of the cross-border region “Drina-Sava”, who will present their rural tourism offer and wide assortment of domestic products, such as traditional food, wine, brandy, traditional home-made cheese, honey and honey products, traditionally prepared winter store products, herbs, natural creams and ointments, as well as handmade unique regional souvenirs.
Main purpose of this fair is preservation, protection and improvement of the development of old production and artistic crafts, in the aim of presenting creative economy for improvement of the touristic offer.