Starting from June 2020, ICARE Foundation is implementing the AGREE project (Cross-Border Alliance for Climate-Smart and Green Agriculture in the Black Sea Basin), which aims to build capacities for networking and transnational knowledge transfer of the development of clime-smart agriculture in the Black Sea Basin.
AGREEN contributes to the increase of cross-border links for trade and modernization of agricultural and connected sectors in the Black Sea Basin. The outputs shall bring benefits to farmers and the enterprises in agriculture, young farmers, and professionals, in particular, business sectoral organizations, interest groups (NGOs), higher education, and research institutions.
Within the project, a community of practice and Alliance of organizations for regional branding, internet connectivity, and learning in climate-smart agriculture will be formed. The regional brand will be developed for agricultural products originating in the Black Sea Basin and produced in a climate-smart way. The project will shape an interactive map of logistic centers for wholesale and retail trade in sustainably delivered agricultural produce from the Black Sea Basin. Experimental plots shall be sustained during the project and climate-smart crop models will be disseminated free of charge. Internet Platform for liaising sustainable producers will be established. Integrative blended mobility training “Entrepreneurship for Climate-smart Agriculture in the Black Sea Basin will be conducted and 3 international business conferences on climate-smart agriculture will be organized.
The project is implemented in cooperation with Dobrudzha Agrarian and Business School (lead partner, BG), Ovidius University of Constanta (RO), Tekirdag Namik Kemal University (TR), ELKANA (GE), Development Agency of Eastern Thessaloniki Local Authorities (GR). The project is granted within the ENI CBC Black Sea Basin Programme.