The fourth spot
belongs to Serbian beekeepers who have decided to build a joint honey factory
. Among the five locations shortlisted, the Beekeeping Association of Serbia opted to raise the facility for purchasing and marketing honey in the municipality of Raca, which had offered the largest amount to aid its construction. The estimated contract value shows that around EUR 650,000 will be needed for the construction and equipping of the facility, and EUR 280,000 has been secured so far
. The plan is for the factory to open in 2018.
Miroslav Nikolic of Gruza, the owner of one of the first modern orchards in Serbia with the most quality apple and nectarine varieties, is in the fifth place
on our list. He also owns a company for designing, producing and installing metal elements for anti-hail nets. Nikolic export 400 tons of fruit from his farm a year and an additional 250 tons from his subcontractors from all over Serbia. They also export and install anti-hail nets, as he says, from Albania to Belarus.
Companies for production and processing of fish placed sixth
. The business entity ServFood
has been using the newly built hall in Smederevo since mid-January 2016 for processing and canning fish, crustaceans and molluscs. They have obliged by the agreement signed with the city administration to invest EUR 2 million in equipment and to employ and train at least 100 workers. Furthermore, PTC Germany
was handed over the keys to the new 4,000 m2 hall in late February. They will process fish and employ 300 workers there. Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic emphasized on the occasion that PTC Germany would export fish from Serbia.
The seventh spot
belongs to the Chinese company Shenyang Xinhui from Shenyang, which signed a memorandum on the realization of the beef production and processing project with several companies from Valjevo. A long-term sale and export of meat and meat products to the People's Republic of China was secured, and the letter of intent was signed with the Chinese company by JP Agrorazvoj-Valjevske Doline, Stokoprom, Agronid, S.C.E.C. and Zemljoradnicka Zadruga Valjevo
“The Serbian Tuscany” – Oplenacko Vinogorje and the wine region around Topola, where all parcels suitable for vineyards have already been bought or reserved, placed eighth
. According to the EU classification, Sumadija, more precisely the Oplenac area, has 24% of land ideal for cultivating vine, which has also been recognized by the family of Novak Djokovic.
The local self-government of Topola has provided logistics support so that the area might have all the characteristics of developed wine regions. Construction of quality roads was the priority, and the first phase of the preparation of the agricultural and rural development strategy started in mid-January 2016. There's a possibility that Topola will be the first municipality in Serbia to get a certificate for the export of food.