Municipality of Arilje
Municipalites Pozega; Municipality of Ivanjica; Municipality of Lucani; Bioagricoop-Bologne-Italy; Innovation center for Agriculture Arilje Ltd, RDA Zlatibor-Uzice,; Entrepreneur Association Arilje
In Western Serbia the Arilje Raspberry is regional product. Arilje is known as the leading region in raspberry production in Serbia and beyond, in Europe. The overall economic decline and low investment led to the fruit production decrease in quantity and quality. The entire production was and is being exported at a low level of processing. The key problem for the local producers is lack of compliance with the requirements of EU regulations on food safety. This project is fully committed to supporting farmers, handlers and distributors to improve capacities, to produce and sell high-quality raspberries in compliance with health and safety standards. At the end of the project, 200 farmers in 20 farmers groups from the region of Arilje Raspberry will be trained and certified in GLOBALG.A.P. standards. Mechanism for monitoring and control in safe food production will be established and the fruit samples will be controlled at new laboratory for fruit analysis. Business contacts will be made and business cooperation will be established.
Increase the competitiveness of SMEs active in raspberry production and handling in Western Serbia