EU TAPS Project

The Technical Assistance project was designated to build the capacity of local stakeholders and enhance the competitiveness of the private sector.

The overall objectives of the Project were:

  1. To promote sector growth to move the economy away from its reliance on the public sector,
  2. To spur private job creation,
  3. To increase income convergence with the government controlled areas,
  4. To prepare Micro and Small-Medium Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) for reunification; to comply with the Acquis and provide support to make enterprises aware of best practices in various sectors.

Various information on the project and the EU support in this area are available by visiting the following website –

The project also developed valuable guidelines and information on business development opportunities, producer (cluster) organisation and management and various other tools, which you may access here:

Publication List

General guidance on EU import and transit rules for live animals and animal products from third countries

Detailed EU legislation in the veterinary field lays down the conditions that apply to the imports of live animals and products of animal origin from third countries. The responsibility for this area lay within the domain of the Health and Consumers Directorate-General (DG SANCO).

The following are a set of guidelines that provide information on these requirements:


Nutrient Management Handbook by World Farmers Organisation

This guide provides farmers and farmers’ organizations with useful and straightforward practical information on the combination of fertilizers and their effects on plant growth and on soils, including guidelines on efficient nutrient management techniques, which should be tailored to the specificities of particular crops, soils and climatic conditions.