Viniculture and winery joins Kosovo and Croatia together

Viniculture and winery joins Kosovo and Croatia together

Pristina, November 20, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

An agreement has been signed today between the Department of Viniculture in Rahovec and Institute of Viniculture and Winery of Croatia, the scope of which is to hold trainings and offer expertise in the domain of viniculture and winery.

This agreement also foresees the intensification of cooperation and the preparation of joint programs for EU funds and projects and also to exchange experiences in creating the best practices in relation to the management and maintenance of vineyards and control of the quality of wine.

This agreement will help in linking existing systems and the creation of a joint platform for the use of GIS in agriculture, control of agricultural products, consumer safety and subsidy system.

Bekim Hoxha, head of the Viniculture and Winery Department, said that this agreement is an incentive of the Ministry of Agriculture and according to him, the scope is for Croatian experts to offer their expertise.

“The scope is to exchange expertise, namely in the sector of laboratory, given that we have accredited the laboratory with national standards according to the ISO Standard 17025. The scope is to hold trainings and obtain the expertise of the Croatian experts. Their expertise will help our experts in increasing the quality of wine, especially the management and control of wine”, said Hoxha.

Meanwhile, Ivana Petric, from the Institute of Viniculture and Winery of Croatia, said that this cooperation will be successful and will consist on the exchange of expertise between the two sides. /ibna/