The main objective of the project is to establish a collaboration platform among key stakeholders in the agrifood sector in V4 and WB for the purpose of creating the foundations for adoption of ICTs in AE in WB, based on the experience of the V4. Exploiting regional experience in the area of ICTs in AE enables faster synchronization of the agrifood industry among partner countries resulting in higher economic development in the region.
Specific Target Groups:
- Agricultural extension agencies
- Farmers Organisations
Rural Association Support Program - Albania
WIRELESSINFO - Czech Republic
Agroinstitut Nitra - Slovakia,
KISKUNSÁGI NATURE PROTECTION Nonprofit Co. - Hungary,
INOSENS - Serbia
The Agricultural Extension (AE) is one of the crucial elements for the development of the countries’ agricultural sector. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have played a significant role in increasing the level of preparedness of the national AE to encounter modern agricultural challenges. WB have limited implementation and usage of ICTs for providing AE services. Existing V4 experience for using ICTs in AE presents an asset that can accelerate the process of adopting these technologies in WB’s AE. This presents a core element for cooperation among V4 and WB. The collaboration can contribute to synchronization of countries’ agricultural sectors and growth of already well established economic cooperation around the agriculture and food industry in partner countries.
V4WB cooperation in the area of ICTs for AE is of tremendous importance given the fact that V4 are ahead from WB in the given project issue. This advantage of the V4 countries presents a valuable asset for the WB to achieve faster and more efficient progress in the implementation of ICTs in AE. Additionally, synchronization of the level of development of the AE in WB with V4 on the long run will have a significant impact on the level of harmonization of the agricultural sectors between the two groups of countries which will have an impact on the overall economic cooperation. The local and national approach does not provide proper harmonization of the AE model which is a significant precondition for the growth of the economic cooperation in the area of agrifood industry among the two regions.
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