As part of the project Smallholders Farmers’ Access to Markets in Eastern and Northern Bosnia-Herzegovina and Northern Albania, a workshop and a roundtable were organised in the framework of the International Plumb Fair in Gradačac (Northern Bosnia and Herzegovina). The Fair - on 27-30 August this year - is the biggest scientific and economic event related to plumbs in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The target audience were plumb producers and organisations creating a business environment. Special discussions were dedicated to the effects of the flooding on plumbs and agricultural production as well as on business development in general.
 
The project is co-funded under the CEI Know-how Exchange Programme (KEP), financed by the CEI Fund at the EBRD, entirely supported by the Italian Government, with a grant of 36.600 EUR. The total project cost amounts to nearly 80.000 EUR. The assignment addresses the problem of limited access to regional and international markets for local products due to low competitiveness of local producers, lack of skilled workers and scientific information about products, as well as lack of overall awareness about opportunities.
 
Oxfam Italy is the main know-how provider. The beneficiaries are the Association of Citizens Independent Office for Development and Association Drina Euro Region from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Cooperative “Rec Agripyjor”, from Albania’s Shkoder Region.
 
For more information: kep.italy@cei.int



 
 

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