Internal kick-off meeting for conducting agricultural policy developments in the WB countries and Turkey

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Internal kick-off meeting for the first component of the project “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” took place as a hybrid event on 10 February 2022 in Skopje, North Macedonia.

The project is implemented by a consortium comprised of the Wageningen Economic Research (WECR) and SWG, and is financed by DG AGRI. It is comprised of two components: 1) Analysis of agricultural policy developments in the WB countries, and to the extent possible in Turkey; 2) Comparative analysis of the competitiveness of the agri-food sector at sectoral and macro levels in the WB countries and in Turkey and their comparison with the EU.

The purpose of the meeting is to present the detailed work plan and methodology, including the research questions to be answered. It aimed at refining the scope of work, agreeing on the research questions, and discussing the overall approach.

Draft Program Ag Policy Kick-off

1. Background, tasks, workplan – Dori Pavloska Gjorgjieska

2. Methodology APMC – Ana Kotevska

3. Methodology national and cross-country – Aleksandra Martinovska Stojceska

4. Contribution to methodology – Charalambos Kasimis