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1 The FARMA project is a collaboration of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Swedish Government. FARMA's approach focuses on four integrated components: Building of sustainable market linkages for BiH producers Increasing of access to finance Building the capacity of producers, their organizations and other counterparts, and Enhancing the policy environment to benefit the competitiveness of BiH agricultural goods. In addition to the direct support and technical assistance in selected sub-sectors (Fruit and Vegetable, MAP and Honey, Dairy production), FARMA also has a component for EU Integration, Standards and Environment, as well as Access to Finance and Grant Funds. The strategy of FARMA is not to invent or create but rather to introduce to BiH farmers business practices and products that are already proven to be good profit performers. ABOUTFARMA FOSTERING AGRICULTURAL MARKETS ACTIVITY Assistance from American and Swedish people AP s AND HONEY PRODUCERSM “Lamaruž” Grude Products: natural soaps based on medicinal and aromatic plants, hydrolates, facial lotion, sea salt FARMA Support: FARMA is supporting Lamaruž to improve marketing and promotion of its products with improved promotional materials, assistance in marketing and introduction of new distribution channels such as the Duty Free Shop at the Sarajevo Airport. “Faveda” Sarajevo Products: natural medicinal cosmetics, medicinal tea mixtures, medicinal juices FARMA Support: FARMA supported “Faveda” with a grant to improve the development of value-added products. New products, such as medicinal juices and medicinal teas, were developed as a result of the assistance. In addition, FARMA helped “Faveda” in marketing and promotion in local and international markets. As a result, the company now exports its products to Turkey. “Udruženje žena / Women association Podrinje” Skelani Products: lavender seedlings, essential oils FARMA Support: FARMA supported the Women Association in Podrinje with a grant and technical assistance to expand the cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants. Through FARMA assistance, new lavender plantations (5 ha) are planned to be established and 20 women to be engaged in sustainable cultivation. “Beekeeping Association of Sarajevo Canton” Sarajevo Products: Different kinds of honey and honey products (pollen, royal jelly) FARMA Support: FARMA supported the association through training and study tour to Slovenia on good beekeeping practices to improve the production of honey. “Neven” Rudo Products: natural cosmetics based on marigold: lip balm, different kinds of creams, tonics and medicinal products FARMA Support: FARMA supported “Neven” with a grant to develop new products (marigold soaps and face tonics) and marketing assistance to access new markets. The exports of FARMA beneficiaries are up by 46%. Three new agricultural products have been exported to the EU, due to FARMA support. Twenty-four (24) producers internationally certified. Foreign Direct Investments in FARMA beneficiaries amount to 5.8 million dollars. More than 18,200 farmers adopted new technologies or management practices. Over 515 organizations benefitted from FARMA’s expertise, assistance and investments to-date. PROJEC T RESULTS AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS –PROJECT BENEFICIARIES AT THE “FARMA DAY” SARAJEVO FOSTERING AGRICULTURAL MARKETS ACTIVITY KOLODVORSKA 12/I SARAJEVO BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

2 “ZZ Eko Vlašić” Mudrike, Travnik Products: Semi-hard cheese from cow, goat and sheep milk. Smoked cheese. RUIT AND VEGETABLES PRODUCERSF AIRY PRODUCERSD INTEGRATIONS, STANDARDIZATION AND ENVIRONMENTEU CATERING Hotel Bristol Sarajevo Fra Filipa Lastrića Sarajevo Bosnia and Hezegovina FARMA Support: FARMA provided substantial technical assistance to Organska Kontrola (OK), a local certification body, to help it become recognized in the EU. As a result, “OK” has recently become recognized in the EU as a certification body with standards and control systems equivalent to EU regulation for organic production. The“OK” is the only organization from the Balkans which has obtained such EU recognition. This means that products certified as organic by the “OK,” can access the EU organic market. “AZ Eko Flora” Kupres Products: Kupres cheese from cow milk, Kupres cheese from sheep and cow milk, Kupres cheese from goat milk, smoked cheese, cheese with spices. “OPZ Zlatna Kap”Jelah, Tešanj Products: Hard cheese from cow milk, hard cheese with spices, Tesanj feta cheese, Tesanj feta cheese with garlic, cottage cheese from cow milk, butter, peppers in cream, and cream. “ZZ Promilk” Šćipe, Prozor Products: Hard cheese from cow and sheep milk “Organska kontrola” Sarajevo Organic Certification Body FARMA Support : FARMA supported these dairy processors through grants to improve the processing capacity as well as a series of study tours and training sessions in Slovenia to improve the production methods and increase the variety of cheese. As a result, more than 16 new varieties of cheese have been produced including cheese with spices and smoked cheese. In addition, all of these small dairies have been assisted to implement higher food safety standards and quality control systems. Assistance is also being provided to improve environmental performance. “Heko/H&H Fruit” Bugojno Products: fresh strawberry and berry seedlings (blueberry, raspberry, currants and chockberry) FARMA Support: FARMA supported Heko/H&H Fruit with a grant to improve post harvest handling through cooling facilities, which resulted in increased exports of raspberries by 44%, almost all of it to the EU. “Kuća prirode” Kakanj/Sarajevo Products: 100% natural fruit juices – without preservatives and sweeteners- made from apples, cranberries, and beets, to name a few. FARMA Support: FARMA supported “Kuća prirode” with a grant for new processing equipment, including a semi-automated line for bottling, to enable greater volumes of fruit to be processed for juice. As a result, “Kuća prirode” has substantially increased juice production and its products are sold both in BiH and Sweden. “PZ Bios” Vratnica/Visoko Products: fruit (strawberry, apples), vegetables (pepper, green salad, potato, onion and eggplant) FARMA Support: FARMA is supporting “PZ Bios” through technical assistance and support for promotional and other market-linkage events to enhance cooperative’s access to desired markets. ZZ “Insieme” Bratunac Products: raspberry, blackberry, fruit jams FARMA Support: FARMA supported ZZ “Insieme” to further improve the food safety and quality control systems, which helped the cooperative to obtain certifications required for accessing new markets. “Mem Voćar” Podlugovi/Ilijaš Products: fresh cherries FARMA Support: FARMA supported Mem Voćar through technical training and study tours. These activities enabled “Mem Voćar“ to improve their production and market access. BY HOTEL BRISTOL SARAJEVO Hotel Bristol Sarajevo, the only first class international hotel in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Contemporary design, stylish dining and state of the art meeting facilities, all carefully planned to provide memorable and cheerful experiences. Innovative cuisine based on the finest seasonal and local products. Regional specialties, as well as delicious European dishes. Both restaurants as well as Café Bristol feature a seasonally changing menus. Bristol's Summer Terrace along the Wilson Promenade will serve as a perfect spot to catch a breath after a stroll down the promenade.


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