The Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment (MADRM), with the support of the EU-funded project “Technical Assistance for the Implementation of the Sectoral Reform Contract: European Neighborhood Program for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD)”, revised the National Strategy for Agricultural and Rural Development for the years 2014-2020 (SNDAR)”.
To this end, the authorities organized a validation session on the “mid-term review” of the Strategy, where the strategy’s objectives, main conclusions and recommendations were discussed. The main objectives of the strategy were also specified, including: increasing the competitiveness of the agri-food sector, restructuring and modernizing the market, ensuring the sustainable management of natural resources in agriculture, and improving living standards in rural areas.
The aim was to assess the progress of the strategy’s implementation, the impact of the interventions so far, and the challenges.
During the meeting were discussed the main criteria underlying the review of the strategic document, the new changes to the Strategy for the period 2018-2020, established in line with the requirements of the European directives and the need to update the action plan.
At the same time, the authorities announced that the document would be subject to public consultations in order to know the opinion of the agricultural producers and food industry community, as well as to give other interested parties the opportunity to participate in debates, ask questions and comment on the new proposed changes.
The National Rural and Rural Development Strategy (SNDAR) for 2014-2020 is the legal framework that sets development priorities and objectives and supports the agricultural sector with the aim of improving living standards in rural areas.