Within the project "Empowering Smallholders and Family Farms for Improved Rural Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction" implementing by UN FAO, a study entitled "Smallholders and family farms in Serbia" was published.
You can download the study at: http://www.fao.org/policy-support/resources/resources-details/ar/c/1271107/ or from our website.
Role of organization: Partner
Overall objective 1: Strengthened incentives for SME development and reduction of unemployment through the exchange of experience, enhancing knowledge, increasing competitiveness and health safety in the beekeeping production in the border areas of Serbia and Montenegro.
Overall objective 2: Provided contribution in connecting people, communities and exchanges of ideas in the Serbia and Montenegro border area.
Specific objective: Enhanced productivity and competitiveness of the rural areas in the beekeeping sector through the transfer of knowledge and examples of good practice and mutual partner activities in compliance with the principles of environmental protection and food health safety.
Results and activities
Result 1: Enhanced conditions for the development of beekeeping and the production of healthy food in the border area.
Activities contributing to achieving result 1:
A1.1 Consulting-advisory support
A1.2. Preparation and publications relating to beekeeping
A1.3. Public advocacy for increasing support to beekeeping by the local authorities
A1.4. Analysis of honey samples and the procurement of necessary medication
A1.5. Education of fruit growers and a campaign for safe fruit spraying
Result 2: Enhanced beekeeper cooperation in the border areas through the transfer of knowledge and experience and learning the examples of good practice.
Activities contributing to achieving result 2:
A2.1. Organization of a beekeeping excursion for beekeepers from MNE to SER
A2.2. Organization of a mentor visit of beekeepers from SER to beekeepers in MNE
A2.3. Enhancing beekeeping access to information
A2.4. Development and implementation of good beekeeping practice standards
Result 3: Enhanced productivity and competitiveness of the beekeepers and created conditions for monitoring the production of healthy food.
Activities contributing to achieving result 3:
A3.1. Realization of a public selection of at least 60 beekeepers
A3.2. Procurement of equipment for enhancing productivity and competitiveness
A3.3. Selection of future mentors
A3.4. Establishment of internal procedures for respecting the “hygienic packages”
Result 4: Provided support to marginalized groups (youth, women, isolated rural population and ethnic minorities) in initiating their own exonomic activities for the purpose of increasing the social involvement and reduction of unemployment;
Activities contributing to achieving result 4:
A4.1. Realization of a public selection and choosing 80 beneficiaries;
A4.2. Procurement of beehives and swarms and delivery to selected beneficiaries
A4.3. Conducting mentoring for new beekeepers
Result 5: Efficiently promoted project, beekeeping and EU support.
Activities contributing to achieving result 5:
A5.1. Promo conferences and media promotion
A5.2. Preparation and distribution of promo-materials relating to the action
A5.3. Organization of four beekeeping exhibitions
Existing beekeepers in Serbia-Montenegro cross border area,
Marginalized groups in Serbia-Montenegro cross border area,
Local beekeeping associations in Arilje, Pljevlja, Berane and Bijelo Polje municipalities
Beekeepers in the border areas of Serbia and Montenegro.
The municipal managements of Arilje, Pljevlja, Bijelo Polje and Berane
Fruit producers in the border area
Unions of beekeepers associations of Serbia and Montenegro.
Customers of the honey from Serbia-Montenegro border area.
Link of the project: http://pcelarstvo.arilje.org.rs/en/home/