Comparative analysis of agricultural sectors and rural areas in the pre- accession countries: Agricultural policy developments, situation of the agri- food sector and economic context

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Main aim of the Project: To gain more knowledge on the state of development of the agri-food sector in the WB and Turkey as well as on the approximation of agriculture and rural development policies with the CAP, in order to be able to better design the instrument for the application of pre-accession assistance for rural development (IPARD) in each of the pre-accession countries (i.e. WB region and Turkey).

Objectives:

  1. To update the analyses and data collection on agricultural policy developments in pre-accession countries carried out in 2019
  2. To carry out comparative analysis of the socio-economic development and competitiveness of the agro-food sector at a sectoral and macro levels in the pre-accession countries (i.e. WB region and Turkey).

Main deliverables:

  • Country case studies and cross-country comparative analysis on policy developments
  • Country factsheets and comparative cross-country analysis of the competitiveness of the agri-food sector in the WBC, Turkey and the EU

Regional focus:

Obj. 1. Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), the North Macedonia, Kosovo*, Montenegro and Serbia, Turkey (to extent possible)

Obj. 2. Albania, the North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, Turkey (to extent possible)

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

Consortium is consisted of: Wageningen (Economic) Research (WEcR) and Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group in South Eastern Europe (SWG).

Contractor: DG AGRI via the Engage programme.

Time frame: 21 November 2021-1 November 2022