Workshop and study tour “Strengthening value chains”, Andrevlje, Fruska Gora, Serbia in the period 23-25th March 2015 and Istria, Croatia in the period 26-28th March 2015


As a results of the training needs assessments conducted in “Drina-Sava” and “Drina-Tara” cross-border regions SWG and FAO are organising 6-day capacity development workshop and study tour on strengthening value chains. The training and coaching will be conducted with a participatory approach, which will be ensured by working group discussion. The International experts from FAO, together with the SWG expert will moderate the working group discussion, which will focus on the following topics:

  • Development of an integrated regional tourist package/offer for ABD regions;
  • Planning of businesses development in processing and serving food value chains;
  • Development of joint marketing strategy through clustering.

The workshop will be held on March 23rd to 25th and additional Study tour will be organised on 26th to 28th, 2015.

This workshop is organised within the European Union funded project “Preparation for Implementation of the Area Based Development (ABD) Approach in the Western Balkans – 2nd phase”, as well as FAO TCP: “Support to the implementation of integrated, innovative cooperation projects in the Western Balkan region – the Area Based Development Approach”.

SWG and FAO international expertise will be used to conduct training and coaching activities for the grant beneficiaries and stakeholders in “Drina-Sava” and “Drina-Tara” cross-border regions to help establishing and strengthening of value chains in long-term partnerships for sustainable rural development. The workshop and study tour will be further opportunity for exchange of experiences between grant beneficiaries – participants in business partnerships created for implementation of ABDA grant scheme. Selected representatives of ‘Prespa” and “Sharra” cross-border regions will be invited by SWG to participate on the event, as well.