The training was conducted as part of the project “Strengthening the Resilience of the Agricultural Sector to Natural Disasters” by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Water Management.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Water Management, is implementing the project “Strengthening the Resilience of the Agricultural Sector to Natural Disasters,” funded by the European Union. The project aims to enhance national and local capacity for reducing the risk of natural disasters in agriculture and implementing climate-smart agricultural measures in the Republic of Serbia.
The implementation of the training on CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN AGRICULTURE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA was entrusted to AgroNET – Center for Education and Research by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), which had previously conducted the first training session for the employees of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Water Management. The training took place at the Danubia Park Hotel, Silver Lake – Veliko Gradište, from September 14th to 16th, 2022.
The general objective of the training was to build capacity and knowledge related to climate change in agriculture and rural development in Serbia. After the training, participants:
- Gained an understanding of basic concepts and approaches in monitoring and analyzing the risks and effects of climate change.
- Were able to map and understand the effects of adaptation and mitigation measures to climate change, as well as approaches such as climate-smart agriculture and sustainable resource management.
- Became familiar with global and EU processes and the roadmap for aligning the legal and institutional framework with EU climate policy.
- Exchanged ideas and information and strengthened the network in the current and future creation of support measures for climate adaptation and mitigation in agriculture.
Training topics: Understanding climate change and processes – concepts, principles, examples; Climate change in agriculture – causes, processes, and projections; Economic effects of climate change; The role of local self-government in risk management and adaptation to climate change; Methodology for assessing climate change risks; Climate change in agricultural production – impacts, risks, and adaptation measures; Impacts of climate change on forestry; Production systems in the context of climate change – Agroecological concepts, Sustainable agriculture, Good agricultural practices; Response to climate change – practical application; International processes and conventions – aligning regulations with the Common Agricultural Policy of the EU, Climate services, communication; Climate atlas; Climate-smart agricultural policy – the path ahead, Roadmap – Mapping opportunities for integrating adaptation and mitigation measures into agricultural policy.
The training was organized through a combination of lectures, workshops, discussions, and panels.
Lecturers included professors from the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Physics, Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment, as well as experts from FAO, local self-governments, and the Ministry.
Training: Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture of the Republic of Serbia.