Project Description

Self-employment of women and youth in rural areas of Central BiH through development of greenhouse production.

  • Financed by: EC Delegation to BiH
  • In the period: November 2004 – February 2006

Overall objective

Contribution to the self-employment of women and youth in rural areas of Central BiH through development of greenhouse production.

Specific objectives

  1. Establishment of greenhouse production of vegetables.
  2. Introduction of marketing techniques related to such production in the municipalities of Žepce, Zavidovići, Maglaj and Doboj Jug.
  3. Strengthening the capacity building of partners / agricultural associations.

Proposed activities

  • Seminars in greenhouse vegetable production (total 32 seminars for 8 user group of 4 municipalities).
  • Seminars in basic business and marketing for agricultural producers (total of 24 seminars for 8 user group of 4 municipalities).
  • Conducted and distributed four manuals for the greenhouse production of vegetables.
  • Conducted soil analysis of land for 50 beneficiaries.
  • Distributed and assembled 50 greenhouses of 100 m2 with “drop by drop” irrigation system.
  • Acquired and distributed seedlings for 3 cycles of production and protection equipment for 50 beneficiaries.
  • Provided professional supervision of agronomists for the project duration (“in-house” training).
  • Organized two round tables on greenhouse production and 4 seminars for partner associations in order to strengthen their capacities.
  • The grants provided to partner associations to purchase equipment and cover operating costs during the project.

Achieved results

  1. The total of 102 agricultural producers attended trainings in greenhouse production, the basics of business and marketing.
  2. Created 50 jobs (women and youth) in the system of self-employment.
  3. Produced was 40,125 kg of tomatoes and peppers, 14.800 kg of lettuce, 21,875 kg of spinach and 11,250 kg of onion.
  4. 50 users generated total revenue of 91.000 KM in the course of the project.
  5. Provided financial support and training for 4 associations of agricultural producers of greenhouse production.
  6. Promoted self-employment in agriculture.
  7. Imported products are replaced with domestic products