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Strategies of agriculture and rural development
MAIN THEME
Agriculture
Country
Serbia
Abstract
Creation of agriculture and rural development strategies of municipalities and local ommunities in Serbia
Description
Institute of Agricultural economics is a scientific - research institute with long tradition which operates in the field of macroeconomic and microeconomic research.

Activities in the area of macroeconomic researches are:
- examination of prices parity in agriculture and food industry;
- calculation of production costs and production prices in agriculture;
- market research of agricultural and food products;
- regionalization of agricultural production and evaluation of conditions for production of organic and products with geographic origin;
- long-term strategies of integral development of local communities, municipalities, regions and Republic in total and their operationalization up to the level of development programs and projects;
- programs of socio – economic and environmental revitalisation of resources in rural communities;
- projects of rural infrastructure development and complex programs of rural areas organization;

Activities in the area of microeconomic researches are:
- programs and development models for family farms concerning structural changes in agriculture and in village on one hand, and measures of agricultural policy on other hand;
- estimation of capital value and defining programs of restructuring and development strategy of enterprises in agriculture and food industry;
- definition of firm market position and strategy of marketing activities;
- technological projects for agricultural production and food industry, pre-investment and investment studies and programs, feasibility studies and environmental impact evaluation;
- business plans;
- adjustment of existing system of quality ISO 9000:2000 series of standards, management of quality systems, certified system of quality management – ISO 9001:2000 annex applying HACCP concept, external review before the certification and surveillance process;
- establishing of environmental management systems in accordance with ISO 14000 series of standards;
- preparation of accreditation laboratories regarding technical adequacy according to requirements of ISO/IEC 17025;
- establishing food safety management systems according to requirements of ISO 22000 standards;

Activities in the area of advisory services and education are:
- assistance in defining organizational scheme of agricultural enterprise;
- assistance in the process of establishing and work to agencies for rural development in different levels;
- staff education in economics and organization of agricultural enterprise and in agricultural production modernization;
- education in area of rural development to interested subjects in all levels;
- staff training in presentation of ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14000, ISO 17025, ISO 22000 standards and HACCP concept;

Activities in the area of publishing, statistics and informatics support are:
- publishing and statistical data bases formatting for domestic users and international statistical publications;
- software assistance in planning and projecting to family farms, companies, producers associations, municipalities and other users in agribusiness and rural development.

References:
- Development strategy of Mali Zvornik municipality, 2006
- Development strategy of Mionica municipality, 2007
- Development strategy of Beocin municipality, 2007
- The strategy of agriculture development in Tuzla Canton, B&H, for period 2009-2013, 2007
- The strategy of agriculture development of the city of Belgrade until 2015, 2007
- Development strategy of Brcko District, B&h, for period 2008-2012, 2007/2008
- The strategy of agriculture and agro - industry development on area of Pancevo municipality, 2008
- Competitiveness and comparative sustainable rural development of Istra and Kolubara region, 2008-2010
- The strategy of sustainable development of Apatin municipality, 2009
- The strategy of social - economic development of Bac municipality, 2009
- Development strategy of agriculture and rural development of Lajkovac municipality in period 2011-2015,
- Development strategy of agriculture and rural development of the Republic of Serbia for period 2010-2020, 2010.
Contact
Bojana Bekic
bojana_b@iep.bg.ac.rs
+381 11 6972 852
Institute of Agricultural Economics

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