Third Ministerial Video conference: Impact of COVID 19 on the agricultural sector in the Western Balkans and possible joint actions, 27 May 2020


The Third Ministerial Video conference is attended by Ministers and high-level representatives of the Ministries of Agriculture of the Western Balkans and some of its neighbouring countries, as well as the European Commission (DG AGRI and DG NEAR), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC). They are discussing levels of agricultural production and reserves; surpluses, deficits and free movement of ag products in the region and with EU; the impact of COVID-19 on the rural areas; FAO and EC’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.

This videoconference is part of the series of videoconferences of the Ministers of Agriculture of the countries/territories of the Western Balkans organized by SWG to address the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the agricultural sector in the Western Balkans through border closures, disruptions in the production, food supply chain, trade and market.

Conclusions from the videoconference are available here: Third videoconference conclusions