EU4Agri project consists of two components: 1) investment support and 2) technical assistance.
Total of EUR 14.8 million will be allocated for investment support targeting agri-food sector competitiveness in three areas: 1) investment in primary production and processing capacities to strengthen market efficiency; 2) strengthening advisory and extension services to increase knowledge sharing and skills development; and 3) strengthening and diversifying the rural economy.
The investment support will serve as project financing mechanism to effectively support beneficiaries and achieve the set targets. The investment support will be distributed through public Calls for proposals. Preliminary list of public Calls for proposals can be downloaded here.
Technical assistance is set to enable investment support implementation, while engaging institutional partners and ensuring anchoring of relevant knowledge, skills and practices for result-oriented public policy delivery. Project will work on strengthening public advisory services and upgrading the agriculture information systems, which should contribute to wider availability and higher quality of services provided. Project will also offer support for policy and regulatory improvements in line with priorities for European Union accession.
EU4Agri is working with following institutional partners Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina; Food Safety Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina; Ministry of Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry of Federation BiH; Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of Republika Srpska; Office for Harmonization and Coordination of Payment Systems in Agriculture, Food and Rural Development of Bosnia and Herzegovina; Office for EU Integrations of Federation BiH.