The First Interim Meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group on Soil within the SEDRA II Project – 14-16 March, 2022, Bar, Montenegro

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Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group in SEE, in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Agricultural Policy Dialogue Project – Western Balkans (APD) and Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) – SEDRA II Project is continuing activities in the implementation of the Action plan of the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans. As a part of the activities, the First Interim Meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group on Soil was organized in Bar, Montenegro.

The meeting aims to discuss and present the regional assessment „State of the art of soil management in SEE region”, and the capacity of the Western Balkans for the implementation of the new Soil Strategy for 2030 as well as developing operational plans and actions of REAWG on the Soil. The specific activities regarding the establishment of the Regional soil partnership its role and functions were discussed.

Programme-Meeting on REAWG Soil

Rainer Baritz- Toward a Western Balkans Subregional Partnership

Dragana Vidojevic- State of the art of soil management in Western Balkans

Albania – State of art in soil degradation in Albania

Bosnia and Herzegovina-State of art in soil degradation status, pressures and trends with the example of good practices

Kosovo – State of art in soil degradation status pressures and trends in Kosovo

Montenegro – Environmental trends in Montenegro

North Macedonia – Approaches in modeling soil organic carbon

Republic of Srpska-BiH-Presentation of state of art in soil degradation status, pressures and trends with the example of good practices in Republic of Srpska

Serbia – Soil degradation status pressures and trends with the example of good practices in the Republic of Serbia

Christian Wiese – Regulation and practice of soil protection in Germany

Daniel Muller-Max Hofmann-Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture in the Western Balkans