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...

Dairy

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...

The Challenge

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.

Our Program

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.