School of Economics

Workshop: Increased Efficiency and Effectiveness of Kosovo Agricultural Policy to Benefit the Commercialisation of Small and Family Farmers

Venue: University of Kent

Date: 10-11 September 2018


Organiser: Professor Sophia Davidova (Kent).

         

Programme

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Monday 10 September 2018

Time Activity/Presenter Topic
09:30-09:45

Official opening:
Alastair Bailey, Head of School of Economics
Sophia Davidova, Professor of European Agricultural Policy

09:45-17:15 Paper presentations and discussions
Chair: Dr Ulrike Hotopp (Former Chief Economist, DEFRA)
09:45-10:05

Thomas Herzfeld
IAMO

Small farms and huge budgets: An overview of Kosovo’s agricultural policy and its effects on farm development
10:05-10:25

Sophia Davidova
University of Kent

Land fragmentation, market integration and farm efficiency: Evidence from Kosovo
10:25-10:45

Arjola Arapi-Gjini
IAMO

What hinders the commercialization of semi-subsistence farms in Kosovo? A qualitative analysis of farmers' narratives
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-11:35

Egzon Bajrami
IAMO

Farmers' preferences for farm advisory service attributes in Kosovo– ideas for, and design of, a discrete choice experiment
11:35-12:00 Discussion
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30

FAO REU: Summary of the study on Empowerment of smallholders and family farms

13:00-13:30

Morten Kvistgaard, FAO

Synthesis of five country studies
13:30-14:00

Drini Imami, Tirana Ag.University

The case of Albania
14:00-14:30

Discussion

14:30-15:30

Preliminary analysis of the FAO project farm survey

14:30-14:50

Judith Möllers, IAMO

First insights of the farm survey on commercialisation of smallholder farms in Kosovo
14:50-15:10

Sophia Davidova, University of Kent

How farmers’ attitudes and behaviour may affect commercialisation of small farmers in Kosovo?
15:10-15:30

Discussion

15:00-15:45

Coffee break

15:45-17:15 Lessons from Ukrainian experience
15:45-16:15 Denys Nizalov, WB Capacity Development for Evidence-Based Land and Agricultural Policy Making Project in Ukraine - Performance and transparency: Aggregating over sub-national units in Ukraine
16:15-16:45 Leah Soroka, WB Policies to increase competitiveness of Kosovo agriculture-risk mitigation and ag finance instruments
16:45-17.15 Discussion
17:15 End of the workshop
18:30 Dinner in Canterbury


Tuesday 11 September 2018

Time Activity/Presenter Topic
9:30-11:00

Chair: Sophia Davidova

9:30-10:00

Dmitry Zvyagintsev, FAO

Products with geographical indications - state of the art in REU region, challenges, recommendations and the potential for small holder farming cooperation
10:00-10:30

Ekrem Gjokaj, MAFRD

State of the art in working with smallholders in Kosovo and budget allocation
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30

Brainstorming session on policy recommendations for commercialisation of small and family farmers in Kosovo (moderators Alastair Bailey, University of Kent and Dmitry Zvyagintsev, FAO)

 

Experts involved in the FAO project and Ukrainian projects to give at least 2 policy recommendations (based on observations and experiences discussed)

 

MAFRD representatives to suggest which of the policy options are politically feasible to be implemented in a year in Kosovo

 

Experts and MAFRD representatives to select recommendations which need piloting before implementation at national level in Kosovo?

 

Reaction by experts

 

Wrapping up and closure of the workshop

12:30-13:00

Closed meeting of participants in the  FAO project

13:00-14:30

Judith Möllers, IAMO

Current project progress and next steps
13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:45-17:00

Social programme in Canterbury

 


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