November 2007  -  Announcement of a publication

Building partnerships for technology generation, assessment and sharing in agriculture amongst West Balkan Countries

Highlights of an FAO Stakeholder Consultation

Organized in cooperation with the University of Skopje, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia, 27-29 June 2007

The regional stakeholder consultation “Building Partnerships for Technology Generation, Assessment and Sharing in Agriculture amongst West Balkan Countries” was jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Food of the Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia from 27 to 29 June 2007.

The workshop was attended by 35 selected representatives from research, extension and agricultural technology centres, Ministries and FAO consultants and including 28 representatives from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia. During the workshop a common understanding of new challenges and trends in agricultural research and extension for rural development was built. Specific challenges and opportunities of the region to provide knowledge to assist farmers and other stakeholders in problem-solving and decision making processes were identified.

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