Fruits and Vegetables
Agricultural production, especially early fruits and vegetables, holds an important place in BiH’s economy. more...
MAPs and Honey
In Bosnia and Herzegovina medicinal and aromatic plants have the potential to contribute substantially to the national and local economy. It is believed that B&H has over 700 species of medicinal and aromatic plants. more...
The FARMA team, complemented by national and international experts and in cooperation with key B&H stakeholders, will work to increase the understanding of market requirements and quality gaps. more...
USAID/Sida FARMA project started in September 2009 and closed in July 2015.
In the FARMA tool box you will find a selection of materials, success stories, resource materials and lessons learned that represent the wealth of knowledge collected by USAID/Sida FARMA staff in six years of implementation of this project. Those are available for download at our home page. Please note that some publications are available in several languages.
We also invite you to visit FARMA YOUTUBE channel and watch some of the success stories of our beneficiaries
We wish to share it with you and, even after the project is closed, continue to support development of the agriculture sector in BiH.
USAID Flood Recovery Initiative Interactive Map
USAID has developed an interactive map which shows how USAID funds are being used for flood recovery. Please click the link below to find out more:
Intense rains throughout the first part of this month, caused severe floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina, especially in central, north-eastern, and northern part of the country. More information about coordination of international assistance, as well as other information about floods can be found on UN’s website:
School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Sarajevo established a telephone hotline where the callers- citizens and crisis response teams- can get all information related to recovery and mitigation of flood effects. Hotline number is: 061 07 07 37.
Here you can also find information and instructions from local expert institutions (available in local languages only).
School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Sarajevo:
(instruction for safe disposal of animal carcasses and contaminated material)
Republika Srpska Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Waters:
Instructions for subsequent sowing of corn and other cultures, and for recovering corn and other cultures in flood affected areas.
People in Need (Czech Republic):
Odstranjivanje steta nakon poplave (143.6 KiB)
Ciscenje i dezinfekcija poplavljenih bunara (113.6 KiB)
Veterinary chambers of Federation BiH and Republika Srpska with USAID-Sida FARMA:
DEZINFEKCIJA STALE I STALSKE OPREME (449.4 KiB)
ABOUT THE PROJECT
To meet the European Union’s (EU) accession criteria for economic readiness and compete in a global business environment, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) agricultural sector must increase the volume, variety, and quality of its output while lowering the cost to producers. To achieve this, BiH farmers need assistance to improve production yields and efficiency. They also need to improve processing, packaging, and marketing of their products. Modernizing the BiH agricultural sector is important not only for the national economy but to alleviate the poverty that is so prevalent in rural areas of the country.
The Fostering Agricultural Markets Activity (FARMA) project– jointly financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) — is helping BiH expand its economy and prepare for accession to the EU through assistance that improves the competitiveness of BiH agricultural producers and businesses. USAID/Sida FARMA is working in three agricultural sectors: dairy, fruit and vegetables, and medicinal and aromatic plants and honey. The project is supporting activities that will increase environmentally sustainable production and processing, including production of value-added agricultural and food products, increasing domestic and export sales. USAID/Sida FARMA is also working with BiH institutions to help overcome constraints for the export of products of plant and animal origin to the EU. Success in these areas will contribute to solid economic growth and reduce rural poverty.