Diversification of economic activities in rural areas of Southeast Europe through value chain development (SEDRA 2)


The objective of the project is to contribute to the diversification of economic activities in rural areas of SEE through strengthening selected value chains in specific cross-border regions.

The aims to develop sustainable business models in structurally weak border regions through improvement of the production and marketing of agricultural and wild products, local crafts and culinary traditions, sustainable tourism. Support is provided through different capacity building measures, facilitation of the cooperation and networking processes along the value chains and targeted investment support to relevant key stakeholders.
To contribute to the objective the project is supposed to achieve the following outputs:

Output A: Integrated value chain approach has been developed and    implemented in selected target cross-border regions

Output B: Regional economic exchange has been strengthened via further development and implementation of the people 2 people approach;

This project is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), to be jointly implemented by GIZ and the SWG.

Expected project duration: December 2018 – June 2021.