Slobodan Milenkovic 

Date of birth:      March, 23rd 1963 in Cacak, Serbia

Nationality:         Serbian

Civil status:         Married, with two children

Occupation:        Engineer of Plant Protection and Food Products

Professional Experience

2008-today Faculty for biofarming, Megatrend University -Belgrade,

Associate Professor

2004 – 2006 Docent at the Faculty of Agronomy, Cacak, subject “Plant Protection”

1988 – 2008 Fruit Research Institute, Cacak, Research Associate, General manager

1987 – 1988 Extension service in the field of plant protection

Projects:

2012 – today – IPACross-board Co-operation Programme:

“Biocereal”    HUSRB/1002/214/045

2011 – today – „Project: TR 31031: „Promotion of sustainability and competitiveness in organic plant and livestock production by means of novel technologies and inputs“. Ministry of Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia.

2010 – „Adviser education“: GTZ/WBF; Ministry of Agriculture, Republic of Serbia.

2010 – ”Survey on Organic Farming Potential Serbia”. GTZ/WBF.

2009 – „National Action Plan for the Development of Organic Farming in Serbia“

GTZ/WBF

2009 – 2010 – „Biorational methods in plant protection“. Ministry of Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia.

2008 – 2009 – „Sharka Containment“ FP7

2007 – Coordinator in the workout of Serbian Guide to the Organic Production of 10 plant species in a joint project of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Waterpower Engineering of Republic of Serbia and Istituto Agronomico Mediteraneo di Bari (“Training of technical experts in organic agriculture, in support of rural development and of food emergency in the Balkan area”)

2005-2007- COST 863 WG 3 »Berry plant quality and sustainable production«

2004-2006 -Project Leadership for the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and                     Waterpower Engineering of the Republic of Serbia – Introduction of certification for production of fruit planting material

2005 – Coordinator for establishment of a development strategy for the Čačak municipality regarding agriculture, food industry and village development

2002-2005 -Project Leadership for the Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection – Integrated fruit and grapevine pests and diseases protection (BTR.5.04.0527.B.)

n     160 scientific and technical papers published

Education
1982 – 1986 Faculty of Agriculture, Belgrade, degree of  BSc

1988 – 1992 Faculty of Agriculture, Belgrade, degree of  MSc

1995 – 2000 Faculty of Agriculture, Belgrade, degree of  PhD

Membership of professional bodies:

n     Scientific Pomological Society of Serbia

n     Plant Protection Society of Serbia

n     Society of Geneticists of Serbia

n     International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC)

n     Association for organic production and sustainable development “BioCodex” Čačak

Other Activities

n     Member of the executive council of the Cacak municipality (2002 – 2004)

n     Committee member of the Čačak municipality (2004-2007)

n     Member of the team for transformations of the Čačak municipality (SDC/MSP program 2004-2006)

n     Member of the council for city planning and environmental protection of the Čačak municipality (2003-2005)

n     Member of LEAP team (Cacak municipality) (2005-2006)

n     Member of the committee for recognition of new small fruit cultivars with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Waterpower Engineering of the Republic of Serbia (2004-2008)

n     Member of the raspberry growing body with the Government of the Republic of Serbia (2004-2006)

n     Assistant project manager on the Arilje municipality project „Support to Enterprise Development and Entrepreneurship Programme“ (2007)

n     President of the environmental protection board Cacak (2003-2005)

Further Skills

Language Skills

n     Serbo-Croatian (native language)

n     English (advanced)

n     Russian (advanced basics)

Computer

n     Microsoft Office XP (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

Others

n     Organic farming

study visits

-1991. INRA, Laboratoire de zoologie, Montpellier (France)

– 2003. Institute for Organic Agriculture, Frick, and Research Station Wadensvill (Swiss)

-2003. Cornell University, USA

-2008. IAMB, Bari, Italy

COURSES AN DIPLOMAS: GLOBALG.A.P trainer; ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Auditor Course