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Preparation of IPARD Sector Analyses in Bosnia and Herzegovina (GCP/BIH/007/EC) funded by the European Union

These publications have been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of the publications are the sole responsibility of the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.

 

Analysis of economic diversification in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The relevant actors (entrepreneurs, farmers, processors, organizations and NGOs) will drive the development of economic diversification in BiH. This will happen independently of the existing and future framework conditions for the different subsectors related to diversification. This being said, and from a development viewpoint, it is worth considering preparing a common concept for these subsectors with regard to economic diversification.

 

The Cereals Sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The most suitable areas of Bosnia and Herzegovina to grow cereals are located along the country’s northern border close to the Sava and Drina, where the arable land is flat; farms are larger and have the potential
for expanding the area further. For historic reasons the average farm in BiH is very small and fragmented and to enable a maximum return of the investments, farmers also keep animals for which fodder is needed. Although the majority of farms are mixed farms, there are a small number of specialized cereal producers.

 

The Fruit and Vegetable Sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The main objective of the report is to provide a comprehensive state of the art of the fruit and vegetable sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The report contributes to the analysis of the internal strengths and weaknesses as well as of the external opportunities and threats to the sector.

 

The Meat and Dairy Sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina

This study has progressively developed its analysis of the BiH livestock sector in particular reviewing the strengths, weaknesses and investment needs of the diff erent farm types. Three key factors that must feed into the design of the IPARD programme are investment needs, constraints to be overcome, and the underlying structure of the industry.

 

The Wine Sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The wineries, the entrepreneurs and the professional actors in the sector will drive the development of the wine sector in BiH. This development will be based on market mechanisms and be driven by the dynamics
of international markets. How much can the sector expand? Which markets are feasible and what should be the main products of the sector? How can the framework conditions support this vision? Answering these questions is essential for the formulation of a strategy for the sector development.