Report from the Training Workshop: “Development of concept notes into project proposals for Organic Agriculture in the SEE Region”, 22-27 September 2013, Bari, Italy

The Training Workshop for the members of the Regional Expert Advisory Group on Organic Agriculture in SEE within the SWG was organized by the CIHEAM-IAMB (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari) and the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group in South Eastern Europe (SWG) from 22nd – 27th of September at the CIHEAM-IAMB in Bari, Italy.

As a follow up of the 2nd Working meeting held in Sarajevo last march, the aim of this gathering was to support the members of the EAG to develop and widen the existing concept notes into appropriate and more structured logical frameworks – project proposals.

During the three working days, the participants:

–       Acquired a broader and common vision on all three priorities for the development of the Organic Agriculture in the SEE region – Harmonization, Promotion and Trade – where to put emphasize when finalizing the project proposals;

–       Acquired an expert instruction on how to develop and widen the existing concept notes into appropriate and more structured logical frameworks and how to build a logical framework and to transfer it from a table into a text.

During the 4th day, the participants had the opportunity to visit two types of Italian Organic projects and success stories:

  • JONICABIO (http://www.opjonica.it/) – a Producers Association specialized for production, processing and export of organic horticultural and fruit products, and
  • ValleRita Country Resort (http://www.vallerita.com/it/) – an Organic, family owned estate and farm with fruit orchards (tangerines, oranges, table grapes) and winter and summer vegetables where products are selected, refrigerated, processed and finalised for national distribution and international export through large export channels.

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