Marilynn Schmidt, USAID Deputy Mission Director hands over the AGROPRESS award to Marina Cenić, BETA agency journalist
In the presence of numerous guests from the world of agribusiness, AGROPRESS marked its fourth anniversary. The Association of Agricultural Journalists, AGROPRESS, is a Non-governmental organization which counts more than fifty journalists and fifty companies as its members. The Association endeavors to better the work of journalists that report about agriculture and to inform the rural population about issues related to agriculture through seminars, lectures, workshops and through the media.
In cooperation with USAID, this Association will launch the project ‘Rural Women’s’ Education’ aimed at improving the socio-economic situation among members of this group. “Our most recent initiative is that of getting the adoption of laws regulating food production on the parliament’s agenda”, said Mrs. Nikitović Stojičić, the AGROPRESS director. Speaking about the situation in rural areas she noted that, ”There are 260,000 households in
Addressing the gathering, Ms. Schmidt noted that increased agricultural productivity is an important goal for USAID both in
Congratulating AGROPRESS on it’s fourth anniversary, Assistant Minister of Agriculture, Miloš Milovanović, announced that the Ministry will whenever possible support any initiative aimed at fostering agricultural production in Serbia. During this occasion he also expressed his support for AGROPRESS’s initiative for the priority adoption of laws related to agriculture.
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