EastAgri

Meetings and Workshops
Member Login

Quality for Competitiveness of meat products from Montenegro, April 2015

The FAO, the EBRD and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Montenegro held a conference in Podgorica on April 21st on “Quality for Competitiveness of meat products". The conference aimed to provide background information on the Montenegrin meat sector, share experience with neighboring countries and raise awareness on the sector’s opportunities and challenges. It was also an occasion to launch the joint FAO/EBRD project “Upgrading Montenegrin meat quality standards and exchanging lessons learned in the Western Balkan”, and present the development of an inventory of traditional products that could potentially be protected by geographical indication status.

For Montenegrin meat producers, compliance with higher safety and quality standards is increasingly important if they want to remain competitive and the meat sector in Montenegro presents an important potential for GI products with a series of traditional products coming from specific parts of the territory with high quality recognition.

The event brought together over 100 participants, including representatives of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, and executives of producing and processing companies, leading experts and public-private stakeholders. The roundtables offered a platform for discussions amongst producers from the region including two of the largest meat processing companies in Montenegro, Goranovic and Mesopromet, as well as FAO/EBRD project partners from neighboring countries such as Carnex and Agrokor –on food safety and quality requirements. Participants discussed ways to identify, develop and promote traditional quality products, the role of smallholders and the importance of flexibility provisions, as well as policies and food safety and quality standards in the region.

i. Related Conference Documents
document title language format  
Agenda / English EN PDF Download
Agenda / Serbian SER PDF Download
Brochure / English EN PDF Download
Brochure / Serbian SER PDF Download
ii. Presentations
document title language format  
Overview of the current quality policy in Montenegro - Merisa Cekic SER PDF Download
Overview of the current quality policy in Montenegro - Merisa Cekic EN PDF Download
Food safety and flexibility- Alberto Mancuso EN PDF Download
Family agricultural economy - Hrvoje Matijevic EN PDF Download
Family agricultural economy - Hrvoje Matijevic SER PDF Download
Inventory - Bernardoni - Martinovic EN PDF Download
Inventory - Bernardoni - Martinovic SER PDF Download
Trends in production and trade of meat and meat products - Goran Zivkov SER PDF Download
 
EastAgri Home About EastAgri Projects Countries Sectors Members Contact дома EastAgri Что такое EastAgri? Проекты Страны Секторы Участники Связаться About EastAgri Projects Countries Sectors Members Contact EastAgri Central European Initiative Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations European Bank for Reconstruction and Development World Bank English Russian