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1 World Bank Agriculture and Rural Development Program in Serbia And Synergies with Other IFIs and Government Institutions

2 World Bank Program in Agriculture and Rural Development in Serbia Addresses issues key to global competitiveness Supports integration with the EU Five Projects: Real Estate Cadastre and Registration Project GEF Danube River Enterprise Pollution Reduction Project Irrigation and Drainage Rehabilitation Project Rural Business Environment Project GEF In-Situ Agro-biodiversity Conservation Project

3 Real Estate Cadastre and Registration Project Objectives: To increase confidence and lower transaction costs by building a more efficient property registration and cadastre system, with the purpose of contributing to the development of effective real property markets; To support the phased transfer of the legal property registration into the Real Estate Cadastre from the currently operating in some of the municipal courts in 20% of the Serbia; To support one of Serbia’s possible EU accession requirements, of efficient markets including real property markets. Components: Operational Development and Support Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening

4 Real Estate Cadastre and Registration Project Total Cost: US$ 56 m + Financing: IDA: US$ 30m GOS: US$ 9.5 m EU / EAR:US$ 12 m Sweden:US$ 0.8 m Germany:US$ 1.5 m Norway:US$ 2.5 m France, Japan, Slovenia Project effectively coordinates donor efforts to help build a single cadastre and registration system

5 Irrigation and Drainage Rehabilitation Project Objectives: To increase agricultural productivity through support to high priority rehabilitation of drainage and irrigation infrastructure; To reduce the risk of damage from flooding to land, crops, property, infrastructure as well as reducing risk of life loss from flooding in project areas; and To improve water resources management and strengthen the associated water resource management institutions and policies. Components: Rehabilitation and Improvement of Drainage and Flood Control Infrastructure Minor Irrigation Development Program Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building, and Project Management and Monitoring

6 Irrigation and Drainage Rehabilitation Project Total cost: US$ 32.7 m Financing: IDA/IBRD: US$ 25 m GOS: US$ 7.7 m Implementation period: 2006 - 2010 Coordination with donors: EAR focusing on medium-term legal and institutional aspects of water resources management, Bank on urgent investment needs CIDA funding for detailed social and environmental assessment

7 GEF Danube River Enterprise Pollution Reduction Project Total cost : US$ 22.7 million, Financing: GEF: US$ 9.0m, Beneficiaries: US$ 8.6m, SIDA: US$ 4.0 m; GoS: US$ 0.6 m; EAR: US$ 0.1 m. Implementation period: 2005 – 2009 Objective: To reduce nutrient flows into the Danube and its tributaries from selected livestock farms and slaughterhouses. Five components: Support to Policy and Regulatory Reform, Investments in Nutrient Reduction Water and Soil Quality Monitoring Public Awareness Raising and Replication Strategy Project Management and Impact Monitoring.

8 Danube River Enterprise Pollution Reduction Project Benefits: Reduced negative impact of pollution on public health, biodiversity Enhanced competitiveness of meat industry through improved environmental compliance Financial benefits from manure recycling to land Help to harmonization with EU Nitrate and Animal By-Products Directives SIDA and EAR co-financing Synergies Complements EU/ EAR, Sweden and Finland initiatives on environmental management Complements MAFWM efforts to strengthen agricultural and veterinary inspections Coordinates with Norway initiative to clean up Great Backa Canal Contributes to MAFWM and MSEP cooperation on environmentally friendly agriculture

9 Rural Business Environment Project Objectives : To promote the competitiveness of the Serbian farms and agro-processing enterprises on global markets by assisting them in accessing markets, credit, and relevant technology and advice; and To alleviate rural poverty by providing matching grants for selected activities designed to boost employment and improve access to services by rural communities.

10 Rural Business Environment Project Total cost: TBD Financing: IBRD loan: US$ 25 – 40 m, GoS: TBD EAR: TBD Implementation period: 2007 - 2011 Four components: Support to increasing farmers' and agro-processors' access to markets, credit and knowledge Rural development grants to rural communities, enterprises and associations Support for institutional harmonization with the EU Project management and Monitoring.

11 Rural Business Environment Project Synergies Existing and planned donor activities: Rural finance (EBRD, EIA, KfW, EAR, USAID… ) Agricultural Knowledge and Information Systems (FAO, USAID, SIDA,..) Access to markets (EBRD, USAID, …) Rural development grant component to build on EAR supported Paying Agency Complement EAR funded activities to reform sanitary and phyto-sanitary system Collaboration with Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection on AKIS

12 In-Situ Agro-biodiversity Conservation Project Total Project Cost: US$ 10 m Financing: GEF: US$ 5 m, Co-financing from IBRD loan: US$ 5 m Implementation period: 2007 – 2011 Objective To support the conservation of the globally important eco-system of the Stara Planina Nature Park and the endemic endangered flora and fauna species it harbors by promoting traditional sustainable and biodiversity-sensitive agricultural practices. Five components: Support to policy development and planning for agro-biodiversity conservation. Developing incentives for in situ agro-biodiversity conservation. Institutional capacity building. Raising public awareness and replication strategy Project management and impact monitoring.

13 In-Situ Agro-biodiversity Conservation Project Synergies Builds on environmentally friendly, local NGO implemented rural development activities funded by Switzerland and KfW Builds on protected area planning work by the Nature Protection Agency Will support cooperation with Bulgaria on Stara Planina Peace Park

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