As part of the EU4BUSINESS project, a seminar “Promotion of the value chain of potato production in hilly and mountainous areas in BiH” is being held today in Rogatica, organized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
This unique event brought together all those who in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in the region recognized the importance of applying modern technologies and introducing good practices in agricultural production.
Within the interactive lectures of prof. dr. Živko Bugarčić and prof. dr. Zoran Broćić’s seminar is primarily intended for potato growers in hilly and mountainous areas, as well as in other areas where this culture is dominant. The main goal of the seminar is to provide additional education to potato growers, who came to this seminar from Herzegovina, Posavina, Semberija, Tuzla Canton and other areas throughout BiH.
In addition to today’s activities, the EU4BUSINESS project of the European Union seeks to strengthen the capacity of economic growth and employment in Bosnia and Herzegovina by improving competitiveness and innovation in selected sectors. EU4Business is a project worth 16.1 million euros, of which 15 million euros are financed by the European Union, and 1.1 million euros by the Federal Republic of Germany. The project is jointly implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the International Labor Organization (ILO).
Namely, through the EU4BUSINESS and EU4AGRI projects, the European Union finances the development of the private sector in BiH, the creation of new and retention of existing jobs and the recovery from the crisis caused by COVID-19 in BiH. Through EU4BUSINESS, the EU enables companies, farmers and entrepreneurs to use their potentials and achieve better competitiveness in domestic and foreign markets, through financial and technical assistance. Under EU4AGRI, the EU provides support to strengthen the competitiveness of agriculture and rural development in BiH. The European Union has allocated a total of 35m euros in grants for both projects.