JRC Technical Report 2016: Analysis of the agricultural and rural development policies of the Western Balkan countries

This publication is a Technical report by the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission’s in-house science service. It aims to provide evidence-based scientific support to the European policy-making process. This report is an outcome of the project “Analysis of agricultural and rural development policies in Western Balkan countries”, financed by the Directorate-General Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. The team of the SWG Head Office contributed with their assistance and close collaboration in the implementation of the project.

The main objectives of the report are to monitor and evaluate the current agricultural policy instruments in the Western Balkan countries and to compare them with the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

The report covers three main aspects in relation to its aims and objectives:
• It provides information on developments in the national agriculture policies of Western Balkan countries and compares them with EU CAP policies;
• It provides a cross-country comparative analysis of the national agricultural policy instruments and their effects on the food/farming sector;
• It analyses the state of harmonisation of agricultural policies of the Western Balkan countries with the CAP.

The report is a result of continuous work in the region carried out in close cooperation between policy makers and research institutions in the Western Balkan countries. The report provides comprehensive information about and analyses of agricultural policy development in the Western Balkan countries to support policy making as well as to give a solid basis for future cooperation and continued dynamic dialogue between policy makers and the research community.

Authors of the report (in alphabetical order): Sabahudin Bajramović, Natalija Bogdanov, Jakub Butković, Dragi Dimitrievski, Emil Erjavec, Grigor Gjeci, Ekrem Gjokaj, Bekim Hoxha, Ivana Janeska Stomenkovska, Darko Konjević, Ana Kotevska, Aleksandra Martinović, Iliriana Miftari, Marina Nacka, Dragana Ognjenović, Miroslav Rednak, Emelj Tuna, Tina Volk, Edvin Zhllima.
Editors of the publication: Tina Volk, Emil Erjavec, Pavel Ciaian Sergio Gomez y Paloma.

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JRC Technical Report 2016_Analysis of the agricultural and rural development policies of the Western Balkan countries