EU ALLOCATES BAM 3.5 MILLION IN SUPPORT OF PRIMARY AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
On Monday, 14 November, the EU-funded EU4AGRI project launched a Public Call to support investments in primary agricultural production.
Under this Public Call, BAM 3.5 million is available, with grant amount per application ranging from BAM 15,000 to BAM 300,000. The applicant must ensure own co-financing for any single project in the amount of a minimum of 35% of the total amount of eligible costs of the proposed investment, except for the fruit and vegetable production sector where own co-financing amounts to a minimum of 30%.
Eligible applicants for grants under this support measure are crafts/independent entrepreneurs, cooperatives and companies.
Under this Public Call, the European Union supports agricultural households that contribute to stabilising/strengthening production competitiveness and increasing the level of productivity of primary agricultural production through modernisation and the introduction of new technologies and innovations, improving product quality, hygiene and food safety, promoting good business practices and sustainable development through improvements in natural resource management, environmental protection, worker protection and food safety, and contribute to mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
All projects related exclusively to agricultural sectors are eligible for investment support in primary agricultural production, such as production of milk, meat, cultivation of cereals and oilseeds, cultivation of fruit, including viticulture and olives, cultivation of vegetables, production of planting material (fruit seedlings, vegetable seedlings and seed potatoes), egg production, fish farming, growing herbs, medicinal plants, and mushrooms, as well as honey production.
The Call is open for applications from 00 November 2022, and the deadline is 31 January 2022, by 17:00. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.
Applications are submitted through e-application system only, at https://javnipoziv.undp.ba/ provided by the EU4AGRI project. Applications submitted in any other format (e-mail, mail, fax, etc.) are not eligible and will not be considered.
Additional inquiries regarding this Call can be submitted via the question form on the project website https://javnipoziv.undp.ba/ from 15 November 2022 to 15 January 2023.
The first online INFO session will be held on Thursday, 17 November at 11:00, via EU4AGRI Facebook page EU4AGRI.
Additionally, in the coming period, a series of info sessions will be organised in seven (7) cities across Bosnia and Herzegovina, Gradiška, Bijeljina, Cazin, Doboj, Čapljina, Goražde and Zenica. Exact timings and venue will be published on our website.
More info on the Public Call available to all interested stakeholders through the official website of the project, eu4agri.ba.
EU4AGRI is a four-year (2020-2024) project of the European Union worth 20.25 million Euro, aimed to modernise the agri-food sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project is implemented and co-financed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in BiH and the Czech Development Agency (CzDA).
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