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”Analysis of agricultural and rural development policies in Western Balkan countries”

The aim and the objectives of the study have been elaborated in terms of monitoring and evaluation of the characteristics of the current agricultural policy instruments in the Western Balkan (WB) countries, compared to the current EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) 2014-2020.

The study covers mainly three aspects in relation to its aims and objectives:

  1. Analyze the impact of the national agriculture and rural development policies of WB countries and provide recommendations for their compliance with EU policies;
  2. Provide a cross-country analysis of the national policy instruments and their effects on food/farming sector;
  3. The state of harmonization of agriculture and rural development policies of the WB countries with the CAP 2014-2020.

The working tasks in the study are as follows:

Task 1: Analyze the impact of the national agriculture and rural development policies of WB countries and recommendations for their compliance with agriculture and rural development-related policies of the EU;

Task 2: Provide a comparative cross-country analysis of the effects of national policy instruments on food/farming sector on WB rural areas;

Task 3: Provide an analysis on the possible effects of agriculture and rural development policy harmonization of the WB countries with the CAP 2014-2020 on food/farming sector.

The study is a part of the continuous efforts performed under the Agripolicy FP 6 project (2008-2010), as well as the jointly executed TCP project by FAO and the SWG (2012-2014).

The project is funded by the European Union through the Joint Research Centre of the European Union Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (http://ipts.jrc.ec.europa.eu) and the implementation period of the study is January – October 2015.

The Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) http://seerural.org/ in South-East Europe is responsible for project implementation.