Successful Berry Fruit Trade Mission to Serbia
The Agriculture Team of the Embassy organized a trade mission in the soft fruit sector to Serbia in the third week of November. Eleven Dutch companies were part of this mission. The visit provided an excellent insights in - and overview of - this sector in Serbia.
The program consisted of series of meetings with relevant stakeholders (Chamber of Commerce of Serbia; Ministry of Agriculture of Serbia, Coops) as well as, visits to berry-farms.
Different scale of blueberry - raspberry and strawberry producers were visited. Also, different type of organizations were visited: from cooperatives, via contracted farmers to the big individual producers.
Companies were given the chance to explore the possibilities of establishing new cooperation and/or improve already good cooperation in this field. Quite few participants committed themselves to be part of the upcoming PIB project in Serbia in the same sector.
In the video below, you can watch the overview of the trade mission during this week.