Budget / EC contribution
269.428,81 EUR /222.548,20 EUR
Agricultural producers in the Moravica and Zlatibor Districts
Consulting and Expert Service, Čačak (Serbia)
Consulting and Expert Service, Užice (Serbia)
Fruit Research Institute, Čačak (Serbia)
Municipality of Valašske Meziriči (Czech Republic)
Throughout the action, the local government (City of Čačak) will develop the EXTENSION SERVICE that will provide services to agricultural producers, through the conversion of the current Rural Development Centers and by linking the activities of the local government with those of agricultural extension services and Fruit Research Institute, aiming at encouraging the overall rural development and crop, disease and natural hazard management in agricultural crops.
This action is a combination of different activities, including a range of trainings for different target groups, technical support provided by the EU partner from the Czech Republic and provision of equipment to be used for pest, disease and natural hazard management in agricultural crops. The different training courses will include: seminars and workshops to be organised for local government employees, study visits to the Czech Republic, public forums, lectures specifically designed for agricultural producers, and different media coverage (programmes, participation of experts in the media, weather forecasts, etc.). The provision of equipment will directly lead to improvements in both the reporting and forecasting services rendered and the operational efficiency of the agricultural extension services.
To contribute to the rural development of the Moravica and Zlatibor Districts through the formation and development of local governments’ extension services provided to agricultural producers within the Rural Development Centers in a number of villages.
To contribute to the overall local economic development in the Moravica and Zlatibor Districts through the system of integrated pest, disease and natural hazard management in agricultural crops.
This will be achieved through improvement and modernization of the Forecasting and Reporting Services (forecasting, reporting and informing on diseases and pests) provided by the Moravica and Ovčar Agricultural Extension Services to agricultural producers, as well as of the services of the local government through the activities of its three Rural Development Centers provided to agricultural producers. The general environmental situation in the districts will be also improved as more judicious use of pesticides will be achieved.