New project - Creation of new fruit and vegetable products
The implementation of the new project: Creation of new fruit and vegetable products began in January 2023, in cooperation between the Regional Development Agency for Bjelasica, Komovi and Prokletije (RDA BPK) and the Centre of Excellence (FoodHub).
The project's main objectives are to support smallholders from the northern region of Montenegro in developing new concepts for processed fruit and vegetable products and to improve the link between science and industry on the basis of the Smart Specialization Strategy (2019-2024).
The proposed action is perfectly aligned with Smart Specialization Strategy. As a final result, new and innovative products with high quality and healthy, will be developed, tested for nutritive values and prepared for the market. All practices in this action will be environmentally sustainable and will promote zero waste in processing activities, recycling and ecological packaging as well.
Project partners will pool their expertise and jointly contribute to strengthening the research excellence and innovation system of Montenegro and the capacity of human resources in science and innovation.
This action will benefit smallholders, but will also show to other young people in rural areas that there are a lot of possibilities and opportunities for innovation and employment in the agriculture and food sector.
The project is financed from the budget line: IPA II - Annual Action Programme for Montenegro for 2020 - Scientific potential in support of innovation development.