The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management 

Performs state administration tasks related to the strategy and policy of development of agriculture and food industry. The Ministry of Agriculture is the competent state administration body in charge of coordinating cooperation with FAO, the largest agency within the United Nations with 194 member states based in Rome.

The Republic Water Directorate

As an administrative body within the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, performs state administration tasks and professional tasks related to: water management policy; multipurpose use of water; water supply, except water distribution; water protection; implementation of water protection measures and planned rationalization of water consumption; regulation of water regimes; monitoring and maintaining the water regime that forms and crosses the border of the Republic of Serbia; inspection supervision in the field of water management, as well as other tasks determined by law.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

The EBRD is an active investor in Serbian agribusiness, focusing mainly on the retail and food industries. In recent years, the EBRD has also begun to support public investment in irrigation systems in some of its business countries. In this context, talks between the Government of Serbia and the Bank led the Bank to consider financing important irrigation needs in Serbia to further support the development of the country’s agricultural sector, to help Serbia set broad directions for irrigation infrastructure development, taking into account take into account the growing demand for water used for agriculture and the challenges of climate change.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO)

FAO is one of the leading development agencies in the field of water management used for agricultural purposes. Over the last ten years, the FAO Investment Center has supported the development of more than 70 water management projects. Based on its global knowledge of water used for agricultural purposes and extensive experience in the field of irrigation investment, FAO also develops strategies, policies and guidelines at the regional or national level.

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

implements activities in more than 170 countries and territories, including the Republic of Serbia. In line with the Global Agenda for Sustainable Development until 2030, they help countries and partners to jointly eradicate poverty, protect and preserve the planet and natural resources, and ensure that all individuals can equally enjoy peace and prosperity. UNDP supports countries’ efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, which guide global development priorities by 2030.