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AGRICULTURAL POLICY FORUM 2020: AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY IN THE WESTERN BALKANS IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC

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From 12TH till 16th of October, the Agricultural policy forum 2020 will take place.

APF 2020 is organized by the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in SEE in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development of Kosovo*. It will once more serve as a platform for international dialogue on policy settings and perspectives of common interest to agricultural policy makers and stakeholders, especially under extraordinary circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The topics that will be covered at APF 2020 are:

– Regional cooperation in times of pandemic: lessons learnt

– The impact of COVID-19 on the agriculture and rural areas in the Western Balkans

-Recent agricultural policy developments in the context of the EU approximation process in the pre-accession countries

-Best practices and potential of participation of the smallholders in the short-value chains in the Western Balkans region and Turkey

-The role of rural tourism in diversification of economic activities and its implications in times of pandemics

-Research, innovation and technology transfer capacities in the Western Balkans

-The LEADER Approach in the Western Balkans

More information: http://apf.seerural.org/

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