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Agriculture in the Western Balkans

Agriculture is one of the most important branches of economy throughout the Western Balkans and deeply rooted in the tradition of this region. It is one of the most biodiverse parts of Europe, with many species that live only here. Its characteristic habitats have been created by centuries of traditional grazing and non-intensive methods of agricultural production. As candidates for EU membership, the countries of the Western Balkans are gradually changing their agricultural policies in order to comply with the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union.