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Name of legal entity Country Overall project value (EUR) No of staff provided Name of client Origin of funding Dates (start/end) Name of partners
European Commision; Republic of Macedonia 638.660 80 M/D European Commision; EU, IPA Programme 2008 20.07.2010 - 20.10.2011 AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

ADOPTION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ACQUIS VIS A VIS THE CAP, SPECIFICALLY CMO ESTABLISHMENT

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

 

Global objective

The overall objective of the project of which this contract is a part is to contribute to the development of the agricultural sector in the country. The purpose of this contract, within the overall project, is to provide technical assistance to MAFWE and AFSARD in order to strengthen the national and regional capabilities that are required to tackle the priorities for EU alignment and market-orientated reforms and development in the sector, focusing on adoption and implementation of the acquis vis-à-vis the CAP, related to CMO, and especially the implementation of the adopted legislation

 

Specific objective

The activities of the project can be summarised as assisting the skills and knowledge development of MAFWE and AFSARD staff involved in the adoption and implementation of  the Acquis vis a vis the CAP, specifically in relation to  CMO establishment.

National legislation approximated to the EU Acquis in the area of CMO's: The project should provide technical support to MAFWE (EU Department, Department of Legal Affairs and all related technical departments) to ensure a high quality of assessment of legislation related to CMO's, as well as necessary harmonisation to the relevant EU Acquis.

Agriculture and associated Departments within MAFWE reorganised: The project should review the existing organisational structure of the Agriculture Department of MAFWE with respect to CMO management, and the Agriculture Policy Analyses Department of MAFWE with respect to CMO reporting; make recommendations for any re-organisation considered necessary; and then identify and provide training appropriate to the introduction of the re-organised structure with a particular emphasis on staff training and strengthening

Sector economic analysis completed and serving as a basis for policy development: The project should provide support to MAFWE in Elaboration of agricultural economic analysis and reporting for: policy decisions and regular agricultural report requirements on cereals, rice, milk, pork, beef, poultry, eggs, vegetables, fruits, wine, potatoes and farm development

A competent administrative structure to deal with the tasks emerging from EU integration in the sector established: A review of overall MAFWE functions and activities should be undertaken to identify needs for, and then provide the required  support to MAFWE

IPARD Agency capable to manage/control agricultural funds dedicated to direct payments to Rural Development measures, and producer groups and producer organizations in the context of market measures and direct payments (Pillar 1): The project should carry out a training needs assessment, followed by training plan development and implementation with specific reference to the IPARD Agency for the management and control of agricultural funds dedicated to direct payments and CMO measures; implementation of new public measures as proposed in the IPARD Programme

 

TYPE OF SERVICES PROVIDED

 

In support of the activities identified and described in 4.1.1, the Consultant shall be expected to undertake the following specific activities:

1.     Support to MAFWE to ensure high quality and alignment of the enacted/amended acts to the relevant EU Acquis, as well as ensuring consultation with all relevant stakeholders in the process. This support should focus especially on the following:

  • Necessary further harmonisation of already adopted legal acts related to CMOs and their amendments in accordance with the newly introduced Laws,
  • Identification, preparation, and enactment of additional legal acts related to CMOs, including supporting documents, and
  • identification of new commodities and their introduction within the national legal frame on CMOs

2.  Carry out an analysis of the existing operational structure and institutional set up for CMO within the Agriculture Department of MAFWE with respect to CMO management, the Agriculture Policy Analyses Department of MAFWE with respect to CMO reporting, and the State Agriculture Inspectorate with respect to control, and make recommendations for any re-organisation considered necessary. The contractor will then subsequently deliver support in strengthening of CMO operational structures within those departments.

3.  Provide on going support to MAFWE in improving its capacity to undertake sectoral economic analyses and using them as a basis for policy development. This assistance can be anticipated to include, at least, the following interventions:

  • Elaboration of an agricultural economic analysis and associated reports
  • Ongoing review of the reliability of the economic analysis of the respective CMO's within MAFWE;and
  • Elaboration of recommendations for, and subsequent support to, adaptation of the sectoral strategies with respect to the requirements of the competitive markets and the EU Acquis related to CMO.

4.  In the first four months of implementation, the Consultant will complete an analysis of the existing organisational structure of the MAFWE with respect to CMO management and reporting, and prepare a justified, budgeted, and time bound Action Plan for realising and introducing any re-organisation considered necessary. The Action Plan will be presented to MAFWE for review and adoption.

5   Carry out a training needs assessment, followed by appropriate training plan development and implementation with specific reference to the IPARD