Event Title

New institutions for Kosovo, Agro-food chamber; the agro-chamber of Lower-Austria

Session

Food Science and Technology

Description

Kosovo agro-food sector is facing many challenges, starting from low yield to the lack of market access. Even though having highest population density in southeastern Europe. Existing institutions are lacking to support agro-food sector to overcome challenges. Kosova is net agro-food importer for about 70%. In addition, much more serious for the Kosovo-agro-food sector is the complete input import dependence. Therefore, inadequate knowledge institutionalized, for decades along the chain, produced such situation and unlikely is able to overcome as such and to compete in the market. Such paradox situation needs instruments that trigger change to policymaking and decision-making, which offer opportunities and alternatives that overcome challenges and offer to the existing agro-food; i. to the supply side; compatible knowledge along the chain, to ease market access and ii. to the demand side safety and satisfaction. The case of Lower-Austria “Chamber of Agriculture” is an adequate example to replicate in Kosovo. A success story, how a social innovation, a new institution for Kosovo, used as instrument to overcome challenges and progress the agro-food sector.

Keywords:

institution, replica institution, replicate, agro-food chamber, trigger changete, agro-food chamber, trigger change

Session Chair

Fidan Feka

Session Co-Chair

Suzana Aliu

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-69-1

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

27-10-2018 10:45 AM

End Date

27-10-2018 12:15 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2018.181

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New institutions for Kosovo, Agro-food chamber; the agro-chamber of Lower-Austria

Pristina, Kosovo

Kosovo agro-food sector is facing many challenges, starting from low yield to the lack of market access. Even though having highest population density in southeastern Europe. Existing institutions are lacking to support agro-food sector to overcome challenges. Kosova is net agro-food importer for about 70%. In addition, much more serious for the Kosovo-agro-food sector is the complete input import dependence. Therefore, inadequate knowledge institutionalized, for decades along the chain, produced such situation and unlikely is able to overcome as such and to compete in the market. Such paradox situation needs instruments that trigger change to policymaking and decision-making, which offer opportunities and alternatives that overcome challenges and offer to the existing agro-food; i. to the supply side; compatible knowledge along the chain, to ease market access and ii. to the demand side safety and satisfaction. The case of Lower-Austria “Chamber of Agriculture” is an adequate example to replicate in Kosovo. A success story, how a social innovation, a new institution for Kosovo, used as instrument to overcome challenges and progress the agro-food sector.