• • • 3rd Silk Road Agricultural Education and Cooperation Forum
Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops Novi Sad hosted 3rd Silk Road Agricultural Education and Cooperation Forum, at the Rectorate of University of Novi Sad, on July 2-4, 2018. About 120 participants from 35 institutions attended the Forum, mainly from the universities and research institutes of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Jordan, Poland, Netherlands, Iran, Hungary, and Serbia, including the representatives of Faculty of Agriculture Novi Sad, Faculty of Agriculture Čačak, Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Forestry, University of Belgrade.
The aim of the forum was to improve cooperation in education, research, and academic exchange between universities, research institutes and companies in the countries along the Silk Road. Forum participants held lectures and presentations on agricultural education, research and technology along the Silk Road, economic development, agricultural and rural development, technological cooperation, research innovation platforms, as well as cooperation improvement between institutions.
The Faculty of Agriculture Čačak became a new Silk Road Alliance member during the 3rd Silk Road Agricultural Education and Cooperation Forum. Meeting of Silk Road Alliance Membership Council was held in order to make the annual alliance plan for 2019. Because of increase in membership, which includes countries of the African continent, themed forums should be considered for the forthcoming period, with the purpose of publishing abstracts and research papers in specific research areas.