Second Video conference of the Ministers of Agriculture of the countries/territories of the Western Balkans on the impact of COVID-19 on the agriculture

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Conclusions from the Second Ministerial Video conference: Impact of COVID 19 on the agricultural sector in the Western Balkans and possible joint actions

COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the agricultural sector in the Western Balkans through border closures, disruptions in the production, food supply chain, trade and market. To address the current situation, SWG is organizing a series of videoconferences of the Ministers of Agriculture of the Western Balkans countries/territories. The second Ministerial Videoconference was attended by Ministers and high-level representatives of the Ministries of Agriculture of the Western Balkans and DG AGRI discussing: free movement of the agricultural products in the region; levels of production and reserves, surpluses and deficits of ag products; issues in trade with the EU countries; need for flexibility of IPARD and other EU programs intended for support of the agricultural sector in the Western Balkans.

The summary and conclusions from the Videoconference are provided here.