Government of the Republic of Serbia, has began to develop strategies for the development of cooperatives and other forms of organization of agricultural producers, as a way of improving competitiveness of agricultural production. For the purposes of working out strategies, implementation of the project "Improvement of the organization of agricultural cooperatives in Serbia according to the Norwegian cooperative model", is currently in progress.
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management (MAFWM), in cooperation with Jæren Produktutvikling, Bryne, Norway (JP), conducts the aforementioned project on the basis of the Memorandum of Understanding, signed between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway (NMFA), which refers to the Aid Program within the framework of bilateral cooperation project for 2009, signed in Belgrade on 18th December 2009, which is also supported by the special decision of the NMFA - Grant of - SER 23.09, of 1/12/2009.
By the joint decisions of the MAFWM and NMFA, Extension service of Serbia (PSSS) and the Institute for the Application of Science in Agriculture (IPN) are project partners with Jæren Produktutvikling, Bryne, Norway (JP). Partners of this project have an obligation, according to the needs of the Serbian government, to provide the starting database, according to which, the strategy of the development of co-operations and other forms of organizing of agricultural producers, will be worked out.