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Transitional Plans in four local self-government units in BiH - Banovići, Breza, Ugljevik and Živinice within the area of agriculture

Origin of funding:

SEI - Stiftelsen The 

Stockholm Environment Institute

Name of client:

SEI - Stiftelsen The 

Stockholm Environment Institute

Start date:


End date:


Project value:

199,800.00 SEK

Proportion carried out by FEA:


Summary of the project:  

The project aims to develop comprehensive strategies tailored to the agricultural sector in specific regions (rich in coal) of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Through collaborative efforts with local authorities and stakeholders, the project seeks to address challenges and capitalize on opportunities within the agricultural domain, ultimately fostering sustainable development and economic growth. By analyzing the unique characteristics and needs of each locality, the project will devise targeted plans to optimize agricultural practices, enhance productivity, promote innovation, and ensure the resilience of the agricultural sector to external factors. Through planning and implementation, the project aims to empower local communities, improve livelihoods, and contribute to the overall socio-economic advancement of the respective regions. 

Project goals 

General goal:  

Providing thematic expertise in agriculture for the purpose of the preparation of the Transitional Plans for partner LSGUs. 

Specific goals: 

  • Promotion of environmentally friendly and organic farming to preserve the environment and encourage healthier food production. 

  • Reducing the use of synthetic chemical products in food production to reduce negative impacts on the environment and human health. 

  • Elimination of pollution caused by the release of nitrogen and phosphorus from fertilizers and the promotion of practices that reduce negative impacts on the environment. 

  • Encouraging the transition to innovative and environmentally friendly technologies and methods of agricultural production to increase efficiency and preserve the environment. 

  • Support actions aimed at reducing waste in rural areas, including cleaning actions along roads and rural rivers, to preserve the environment and promote sustainable development. 

  • Encouraging the development of rural areas and transitions towards a sustainable food system through the promotion of a high diversity of landscapes, the application of a circular economy in agriculture and support for models of sustainable food production. 

Main activities: 

  • Provide support for the establishment and leading the thematic Working Group for Agriculture,  

  • Identifying synergies with other working groups and cooperation, where needed (for example with WG for Biodiversity),  

  • Supplement and finalize the situation analysis for the agriculture thematic area in four partner LSGUs, based on pre-prepared drafts,  

  • Provide support for stakeholder consultations,  

  • Identification of measures and corresponding activities and preparation of Transitional Plans for the agriculture thematic area,  

  • Provide support for the adoption of Transitional Plans,  

  • Capacity building (in agreement with SEI). 


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