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Sector: Agriculture and Food

Implementation period: 2021–2025

City / Region: Serbia Negotiating chapter: 11 - Agriculture and rural development, 27 - Environment

EU donation: EUR 2 500 000

Context: Serbia is highly exposed and vulnerable to natural hazards, ranked at 82 on the world vulnerability list, with one of the highest scores in the region (European Inform Risk Index, 2021). Agriculture is one of the sectors most affected by natural hazards, such as drought, floods and hail, which impact a large proportion of the population and cause significant economic losses. It is essential to develop institutional and local capacities in the sector to enhance resilience to climate change by mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and Climate Smart Agriculture across policies, strategies and practices at the national and local level.

Goal: To improve national and local level capacities for disaster risk reduction and climate-resilient agriculture in the Republic of Serbia.

Expected results:

  • Institutional and capacity gap assessment in the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management in Disaster Risk Reduction/Management and Climate Smart Agriculture conducted;
  • Capacity development programme for the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management in Disaster Risk Reduction/Management and Climate Smart Agriculture developed;
  • Local governments supported to implement Disaster Risk Reduction/Management and Climate Smart Agriculture principles;
  • Agricultural extension and advisory services system supported to incorporate Disaster Risk Reduction/Management and Climate Smart Agriculture principles;
  • Agricultural education system supported to incorporate Disaster Risk Reduction/ Management and Climate Smart Agriculture principles;
  • Demonstration plots for application of the Disaster Risk Reduction/Management and Climate Smart Agriculture in practice established;
  • Farmers trained in Disaster Risk Reduction/Management and Climate Smart Agriculture. 
Last updated: May 24, 2022, 11:58