Agriculture

Agriculture

There is very little information available on agriculture in Bosnia – a sector on which a growing number of Bosnians are dependent. The most important study is the UN Food & Agricultural Organisation's Medium-Term Agriculture Sector Strategy , produced for both the Federation and Republika Srpska in 1999 in co-operation with their respective ministries of agriculture, although never formally adopted by the governments. The reports include detailed annexes covering crop production, livestock and land tenure.

We also include an extract from the PRSP, Sectoral Priorities – Agriculture, and a brief Agri-Business Study for BiH produced by the IFC's Southeast Europe Enterprise Development (SEED). The article by the British historian Michael Palairet, The Mismanagement of the Yugoslav Rural Economy, 1945-1990 (in English only) provides useful historical context.

  1. BiH Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations - Office of the Coordinator for PRSP: The Second Draft of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper for BiH (PRSP), Extract
    Sectoral priorities - Agriculture
  2. FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations): A Medium Term Agriculture Strategy for the Federation of BiH, August 1999
    English  
  3. FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations): A Medium Term Agriculture Strategy for the Federation of BiH, August 1999
    Annex 1: Crop, Fruit and Vegetable Production, October 1999
    English  
  4. FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations): A Medium Term Agriculture Strategy for the Federation of BiH, August 1999
    Annex 2: Livestock Sub sector report, October 1999
    English  
  5. FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations): A Medium Term Agriculture Strategy for Republika Srpska, August 1999
    English  
  6. FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations): A Medium Term Agriculture Strategy for Republika Srpska, August 1999
    Annex 1: Crop, Fruit and Vegetable Production, October 1999
    English  
  7. FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations): A Medium Term Agriculture Strategy for Republika Srpska, August 1999
    Annex 2: Livestock Sub sector report, October 1999
    English  
  8. FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations): Annex 3: (for FedBiH and RS) Land Use and Land Tenure, October 1999
    English  
  9. Palairet, Michael: The mismanagement of the Yugoslav rural economy, 1945-1990, 2000
    English  
  10. Southeast Europe Enterprise Development (SEED): Agri-Business Study for BiH
    English  

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