Tuesday, 20 March 2018

29th Sitting of the Subcommittee for Monitoring the Agricultural Situation in the Marginal - Most Undeveloped Areas in the Republic of Serbia

At the sitting held on 20 March 2018, the members of the Subcommittee for Monitoring the Agricultural Situation in the Marginal - Most Undeveloped Areas in the Republic of Serbia discussed family-owned slaughterhouses as sources of additional income from traditionally crafted products.


Subcommittee Chairman Milija Miletic said that setting up family-owned slaughterhouses in marginal areas for small agricultural producers would provide a solid source of additional income from traditionally crafted products and a considerable production potential. Quoting some of the parameters set out in the Rulebook for Small Producers, Miletic mentioned that small producers could gather into cooperatives to produce and place their products across Serbia.

Velimir Stanojevic, State Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, said that the Ministry is, in cooperation with the Subcommittee, striving to give a boost to the agricultural development of marginal areas. He also said that the Rulebook is adapted to the needs of small producers who would be eligible for national incentives, while the big producers would also be eligible to compete for IPARD funds.

Ljiljana Ivanjac of the Veterinary Directorate briefed the Subcommittee members on the provisions of the Rulebook differentiating between a producer and a small subject and the system of collecting animal by-products.

Bratislav Pesic, Professor at the College of Agriculture and Food Technology in Prokuplje, focused on the cooperation with local self-governments, informing the general populace about the practical implementation of the Rulebook for Small Producers and possible ways to earn additional income from traditionally crafted products.

The Subcommittee members concluded that it would be good to expand the programs of agricultural expert services in the field.

The sitting was chaired by Subcommittee Chairman Milija Miletic, and attended by Subcommittee members Dalibor Radicevic, Mladen Lukic and Zarko Bogatinovic.



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