SERBIA: MUNICIPALITY PANCEVO

The Serbian target area is the Municipality of PANČEVO in the Vojvodina Region. PANČEVO is a city and municipality located in Serbia at 44.87° North, 20.66° East, 15 km northeast from Belgrade. In 2002, the city had a total population of 77,087, while Pančevo municipality had 127,162 inhabitants. It is the administrative center of the South Banat District of Serbia. Pančevo is also the most important port on the Tamiš river, which flows near the city.


Agronomic information:


Target area

The Municipality Pančevo, Vojvodina Region, Serbia

Total cultivated area

59.735 ha

Extension (%) of the
main soils

70% or in total 47.283 ha chernozem (black humus earth)

4% or  in total 3.248 ha dark medow fertil soil (black soil)

14% or  in total 10.781 ha peaty

10% or  in total 7.336 ha aluvium

Precipitation data

626 L/m2 in 2008.

The quality of superficial water, in relation to concentration of:

 

Public service for health

Standard (maximum allow concentration)

Raw water
(city forest)

Raw water
(Total)

Clear
water

Serbian

EU

Ammonia (NH3)

1,15

1,17

< 0,5

0,1

0,05

Nitrate (NO2 –)

< 0,006

<0,006

<0,006

0,03

0,5

Nitrate (NO3 –)

< 0,5

< 0,5

4,7

50

50

Organic carbon

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

The overall objectives are:

  • to promote the management of soil and water resources of the city of Pančevo and
  • to develop innovative methodology and application of knowledge in agriculture in accordance with the principles of sustainable development and Nitrate Directive.

The specific objectives are to:

  • Improve the quality of agricultural soil in the territory of the city of Pančevo, through education of users on the application of modern methodologies and standards and
  • Improve water quality in the territory of the city of Pančevo by educating users about the application of modern methodologies and standards

Expected results:

  • Training 10% of users to use modern methodologies in Agricultural soil management and irrigation 
  • Informed 50% of users via electronic and print resources about the application of modern methodologies and standards in the management of agricultural soil and water
  • Better water quality and irrigation of agricultural crops (wheat, maize, sunflower, sugar beet)
  • Of the total amount, 20% educated users apply gained knowledge
  • The law reduces the concentration of harmful substances in soil and water