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Perspectives of the agri-food system in Montenegro

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Food production and agriculture play an important role in Montenegro's economy, with the primary sector alone providing (source: Eurostat) more than 10% of total GDP (GDP (EUR 2.95 Billion in 2009), compared to 2% in the EU27, together with processing industry shares around 20% of GDP, and 4.9% of total exports. Surveys reveal an agricultural labor force of 11,902, while official estimates point to a total of around 55,000 rural households in Montenegro. Agriculture has been growing steadily at an average 2.4% annually from 2002 to 2006, with certain sub-sectors generating significantly higher growth, such as fruits at over 10%.

Original title: Perspectives of the agri-food system in Montenegro


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