Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU)
 

Intensification of sustainable crop production

Supporting member countries in the region for the development of polices and strategies on sustainable crop production intensification and diversification.

Related project:

  • TCP/MCD/3401: Updating the National Strategy for Organic Agricultural Production for the period 2012-2017 (2012) /Macedonia/

The concept for organic agricultural production as well as the creation and implementation of the policy for the organic agricultural production – in terms of legislative framework, implementing legislation and subsidies – has been defined within the National Strategy for Organic Agricultural Production (2008-2011). The Strategy has been succefully realized and a great part of the planned measures and activities within the Action Plan for the realization of the Strategy has already been completed. However there is a need for updating and preparation of a National Strategy for Organic Agricultural Production for the forthcoming period (2012-2017) in order to secure the continuous development of the sector

Expected outputs:
A report describing the current situation of the organic production in the country;
Workshops carried out for discussion, public hearings, presentation, promotion of the draft Strategy;
Formulated National Strategy for Organic Production for the period 2012-2017, accompanied with an Action Plan available in both Macedonaian and English.

Activities:
Assessment of the current situation with regards to the organic production in the country;
Evaluation and monitoring of the fulfillment of the measures defined within the National Strategy for Organic Production 2008-2011 and proposing other measures to be introduced in the organic production that are more compatible to Macedonian condition;
Updating the Strategy with the new statistical data and information regarding the achievements in the country; this should be a base for definition of future measures and strategic perspective and directions in the sector;
Establishment of the working group composed from local experts and other stakeholders (representatives from the certification bodies, research and scientific institutions, the National Association of Organic Farmers) for working on the Strategy;
Organization of workshops, public hearings, presentation to discuss and promote the Strategy).

Intensification of sustainable crop production
Intensification of sustainable crop production