Project title: International School of Organic Agriculture
Supported by: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Serbia – Project Serbian Transitional Agriculture Reform (STAR Project)
Total project budget: 58.318,00 EUR
Project implementation period: 01.11.2010-31.10.2011.
With training of individual agricultural producers for modern agro-economic business (farming type) and training of other groups (processors, agronomists, marketing experts, PR, etc.) in the chain “from field to table” the overall objective of the project is accomplished – to prepare the agribusiness for functioning under the conditions of the European market, with a special emphasize on organic production.
By establishing the International School of Organic Agriculture, as a specific aim of the project, conditions will be met for the following:
1. Launching a more dynamic and more competitive agricultural production – organic production – with considerably greater participation in export;
2. Forming a trained agricultural producer who can be competitive on the regional and international markets;
3. Integration of organic producers into market channels
4. Rural development through establishing family processing capacities;
5. Creation of advisory sector.
The implementation of the International School of Organic Agriculture project will contribute to the institutional strengthening of Euro-integration and regional connectivity, respectively it will present a further significant support to the organic agriculture in Serbia.
In October 2009, GM of Open University Subotica, Mr Blažo Perović, signed a contract with president of Čoka municipality Mr Predragom Mijićem, which regulates development of Feasibility Study for Food Innovation Center in Čoka.
The project was realized in the period between January and June 2008, on the territory of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, with the aim of monitoring and evaluation of the projects supported by the Provincial Secretariat for Sports and Youth, as a part of the implementation of the AP Vojvodina’s Action Plan of Youth Policy in 2008.
Realization of the project entitled Training for Ecologically Aware Serbia (TREK), implemeted in cooperation with the University of Geneva, FUTURA Faculty of Applied Ecology and supported by the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Serbia, was initiated in December 2007.
The goal of the project, implemented between December 2006 and September 2007, was improvement of the efficacy and competitiveness of firms, support to development of new products and services and their diversification with the aim of market expansion and reduction of unemployment in the region.