An expert group of representatives of academia and relevant ministries from the Western Balkans will gather in Skopje to kick-off two DG JRC funded projects, implemented by SWG: “Agricultural Policy Developments and EU Approximation Process in the Western Balkans Countries (APDAP-WB)” and “Land Market Development and Small Farms’ Access to Land in the Pre-accession Countries (LMSF-AC)”. Under the scientific guidance of the University of Ljubljana and the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia, the expert group will work to achieve the main objectives:
- To collect information on agricultural policy developments in the Western Balkan (WB) countries and to conduct comparative cross-country analysis of the agricultural policies and their state of harmonisation with the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP);
- To strengthen the understanding of the functioning of land markets in the WBs and small farm households’ access to land.
The final results of the projects are expected by October 2018.
Joint program kick-off APDAP-WB and LMSF-AC