Analysis of the private forest sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina
20th April 2017
In the forthcoming period, fea team will held a series of focus groups with private forest owners, in cooperation with the local communities of the Sarajevo Canton, and will survey in total 400 private forest owners. It was interesting to hear the experiences of the inhabitants (private forest owners) of the village Dejčići at Bjelašnica mountain, and to look at the real problems of the private forest owners in the field.
fea together with the partner organisation Danish Forestry Extension (DFE) is implementing project Mobilizing smallholder forest owners and building a foundation for civil society strengthening and organizing through their engagement in local forest owners association(s) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, financed by the Civil Society in Development (CISU) under the Eastern Neighbour Civil Society Fund. fea is engaged as the local partner organisation of DFE in order to implement Pilot Project for the Canton Sarajevo.
The project intervention will take place in Bosnia and Hercegovina (BiH). The intervention will take place in the larger government unit, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) of where approximately 80% of the forestland is government owned forests and 20% is under smallholder ownership.
Project is funded by Civil Society in Development (CISU) which is an independent association of 280+ small and medium-sized Danish Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).