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Findings of the Feasibility Study were discussed in the field of Agriculture and Fisheries

October 31, 2012

Pristina, 31 October 2012 – With the invitation of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Development (MAFRD), and in co-operation with the Ministry of European Integration (MEI), the Executive Commission for Agriculture & Fishing held a meeting.
In the meeting were present officials from the Central Institutions of the Republic of Kosovo, and representatives of the EU Office in Pristina. This meeting was led by the Secretary General of the MAFRD, Mr. Kapllan Halimi and the Secretary General of the MEI, Mr. Demush Shasha.

In this meeting, representatives from the EU Office presented the achievements of the MAFRD and VFA, as the attention was concentrated on addressing the challenges mentioned on the Feasibility Study Report for Stabilization and Association agreement between EU and Kosovo.

As for the sector of agriculture, special attention was paid for activities that should be addressed to PVSF for the year of 2013, as follows: The completion of FADN and farm register, the improvement of statistic data, compiling plant disease, defending earth from the uncontrolled urbanization, improvement of the rural infrastructure, advertising etc.

As for the food safety, VFA should initiate some acts that influence the improvement of quality, in accordance with EU Standards, this way, improving the veterinary, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, as follows: authorizing and controlling the animal trade, fish farming and protecting, improving the infrastructure in border crossing points regarding the inspection of imported food, veterinary, phytosanitary, and sanitary transferring from the municipalities as part of the regional offices of VFA etc.

Also, it was discussed about furnishing the Food Lab with sufficient equipment as well as institutional capacity building for VFA and MAFRD.

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