The Study of the United Nations from 1991 showed that almost 40 per cent of arable land had been degraded due to intensive agricultural production. There is no doubt that such a method of production causes enormous damage to the environment. That is why we have decided to devote this issue of our Magazine to Sustainable Agriculture. We want to encourage the decision-makers at different levels to adopt measures that will ensure the sustainability of not only agricultural production, but also the entire society.

In this issue, you will have the opportunity to read an interesting interview with Kyle Scott, the US Ambassador to Serbia. He believes that the best solutions often come from individuals and small groups, and the entire environmental movement in the United States behind recycling is truly grassroots. According to him, although the US government plays a key role in the promotion and implementation of environmental protection, still everybody decides whether to throw a firecracker out of the window or whether to use energy-saving lights.

Given that Sem Fabrizi, the Head of the Delegation of the European Union in our country, is one of the most knowledgeable in the negotiations for the accession to the European Union, we decided to discuss with him a crucial topic, Chapter 27. We have talked about the challenges our country is facing, but also the ones his home country Italy has, and how the Italian government is dealing with the same problems.

It is a great pleasure for us to present to you our local company “Soko Inzinjering” in this issue. Not only does this socially responsible company take care about environmental protection, since they use only ecological freons and natural cooling fluids and they are also involved in the waste recycling system, but even care about their employees and provide them with incentives in a number of ways.

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