Increase of milk production in North-East Bosnia
- Identification number: CzDA-BA-2010-14-31120
- Total anticipated budget: 29 300 000 CZK
- Implementation period: 2010 - 2013
- Project location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Sector: Agriculture and Forestry
- Grant, public tender and budgetary measure within the project:
Tender: Increase of milk production in North-East Bosnia
Implementation period: 2010 - 2013
Implementing partner: Svět jako domov; GMP, s.r.o. a Česká zemědělská univerzita; CIRA CZ spol. s.r.o.; the tender is still ongoing
Budget for the year 2010: 7 300 000 CZK
Budget for the year 2011: 11 000 000 CZK
Budget for the year 2012: 11 000 000 CZK
Budget for the year 2013: 5 405 949 CZK
There are enough milk processing capacities, but there is a lack of fresh milk to be processed in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The half of the farmers keep only one or two cows and more than 95% of them own less than 30 cows. The animal husbandry and milk production is usually the only source of employment and income in rural areas. Thanks to state subsidies the milk production is now profitable, but it is a difficult task to increase the milk production. The farmers face the lack of investment and knowledge.
The Czech Republic offer to Bosnia’s farmers long-term experience with livestock management in similar climate conditions and especially the experience with economic transformation and preparation for EU accession.
The project focuses on the economic development of rural areas of North East Bosnia. The project aims to increase milk production of cattle breeders who intend to expand their business activities and to support their income from the sale of milk. Breeders will also gain new knowledge about the proper livestock care, animal nutrition and production of quality milk.
In autumn 2010, there was a training of 15 selected small milk producers in national and international food safety standards in Tuzla. The Czech Republic supported also a supply of agricultural mechanization for crop and livestock production.
For the 2011 and 2012, Czech Development Agency plans to support field consultants and trainers in good agricultural practice and cattle management, delivery of pregnant heifers and agricultural mechanization for livestock and crop production. Hence, the farmers can increase animal feed production, but also improve milk production in the future.