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The Changing Face of Rural Space: Agriculture and Rural by Julian Lampietti, David G. Lugg, Philip Van der Celen,

By Julian Lampietti, David G. Lugg, Philip Van der Celen, Amelia Branczik

Even though at diverse phases of improvement, the international locations of the Western Balkans―Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the previous Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia―face comparable demanding situations in reworking and modernizing their agricultural nutrition construction (agri-food) sectors. Their rural sectors have lagged at the back of the remainder of the economic system in development and poverty relief, their agri-food sectors are undercapitalized and hugely fragmented, and their agro-processing capacities restricted. Agricultural exchange deficits are widening, weather swap is posing expanding hazards to farm earning, and reasonably cheap imports and altering patron personal tastes are extra eroding competitiveness. additional to this situation are the demanding situations and possibilities of adopting the european 'acquis communautaire' with regards to agriculture.

Based on contemporary international financial institution experiences ready in collaboration with the nutrition and Agriculture association of the United countries and the eu fee Directorate common for Agriculture and Rural improvement, 'The altering Face of Rural house: Agriculture and Rural improvement within the Western Balkans' identifies what's constraining agricultural competitiveness in those nations, examines public costs in agriculture, and diagnoses key demanding situations for agricultural coverage makers. The e-book expands on prior findings to supply a strategic coverage framework for reworking and modernizing the agri-food quarter and, within the context of region’s ongoing technique of integration with the eu Union, making a dynamic rural house within the Western Balkans. The publication bargains Western Balkan governments and overseas donors a shared imaginative and prescient of the pursuits and instructions their agriculture and rural improvement rules and courses could take.

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The firm’s sterile production methods are also more efficient, permitting its plant to operate nonstop. Source: Washington Post 2008b. 13 In the second half of the 1990s, Croatian retail chains bought most of their fresh fruits and vegetables from informal truck markets. The first step of restructuring the value chain was to procure more fruits and vegetables from dedicated wholesalers, who then started outgrower schemes to ensure quality and consistent supply and increased their imports of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Strategic goal c (p. 153). 6th priority axis (p. 154). Platform for rural innovation. Axis 3 diversification Part of policy objective statement (p. 62). Strategic goal e (p. 153). 5th priority axis (p. 154). Strategic goal 1. Axis 4 LEADER Axis 2 environment Pillar 2 Rural development Table A2. West Balkan Agriculture and Rural Development Strategy Objectives and EU Common Agriculture Policy 34 Progress, Problems, and Possibilities 35 Notes 1. World Bank 2008f. 2. Average farm size is calculated as the total area of arable land and permanent crops divided by the total number of holdings; it does not reflect land fragmentation.

5th strategic goal (p. 13). Part of policy objective statement (p. 62). Strategic goal c (p. 153). 6th priority axis (p. 154). Platform for rural innovation. Axis 3 diversification Part of policy objective statement (p. 62). Strategic goal e (p. 153). 5th priority axis (p. 154). Strategic goal 1. Axis 4 LEADER Axis 2 environment Pillar 2 Rural development Table A2. West Balkan Agriculture and Rural Development Strategy Objectives and EU Common Agriculture Policy 34 Progress, Problems, and Possibilities 35 Notes 1.

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