Summary Sheet

Strengthening Capacities in Agricultural and Rural Development Sector for Common Agricultural Policy Implementation

EU funded Twinning Project Number:
MN 21 IPA AG 01 23

Beneficiary Institution:
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management (MAFWM)

Member States:
Austria in cooperation with France, Hungary and Slovenia

Member State Institutions:
Agrarmarkt Austria togehter with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Regions and Watermangement (MAFRWM),  
the French Ministry for Agriculture and Food Sovereignty togehter with FranceAgriMer and the Regional Chamber of Agriculture of Normandy,  
the Ministry of Agriculture of Hungary togehter with the Hungarian Paying Agency

Project Start:

Project duration:
30 month

1,900,000 EUR

Estimated Short Term Expert Input:
954 working days

MS Project Leader: 
Ms Sonja Schalud, Unit of International Cooperation of Agrarmarkt Austria; Contact:

Ms Maria Rath, Senior Expert of Agrarmarkt Austria; Contact:

Overall project objective: 
Increase the competitiveness of the Agricultural and Rural Development sector of Montenegro.

Project purpose: 
To gradually build an agricultural sector capable of competing with market forces, while progressively aligning with the CAP and EU legal framework in the field of agriculture and rural development.

Mandatory Result 1: Capacity building and strenghened MAFWM in CMO, Direct Payments and Rural Development analysis and policy assessed for compliance with the EU Aquis

Mandatory Result 2: IACS and formulation of correlated EU guidelines

Mandatory Result 3: Institutional development of MAFWM with specific emphasis on developing the Directorate for Payments into a fully funtional Paying Agency