Agricultural Policy Dialogue Germany – Western Balkans as part of the IAMO Forum 2023 “International Agricultural Trade, Geopolitics and Global Food Security” organized in a period 21 – 23 June 2023, Halle (Saale), Germany.
The Agricultural Policy Dialogue (APD) Germany – Western Balkans is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and implemented by SWG and IAK with the objective to strengthen policy framework for agriculture and rural development in the Western Balkans regarding implementation of the EU Green Agenda for the Western Balkans and alignment with the CAP 2021-2027.
APD Germany – Western Balkans traditionally organizes a session as part of the annual IAMO Forum to disseminate results of its implementation. This year the organized session was called “Crisis-proof food systems in the Western Balkans” and covered current agricultural policy developments, the Western Balkans soil partnership, situation and needs of the rural women and youth, state of Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS) and the current developments regarding the EU accession context.
IAMO Forum 2023 entitled “International Agricultural Trade, Geopolitics and Global Food Security” focused on the following topics:
- The rise of anti-globalization sentiments: Is the world economy drifting away from free market principles?
- Recent crises and the role of international trade in food security
- Looking beyond the horizon: International economic cooperation and geopolitical tension