Support to Rural Development

PERIOD May 2016 – April 2017
PARTICIPANTS Lead aplicant:
GEA – Center for Research and Studies
Center for Rural Development
Cooperative Association “Klekovaca”

Municipality of Drinic

Municipality of Bosanski Petrovac

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Embassy of Switzerland in Bosnia and Herzegovina

General objective

The project’s main goal is to support the identified young agricultural producers in the Bosanski Petrovac/Drinic region towards new employment, income generation opportunities and rural development.

Specific objective

The project aims to strengthen capacities of at least 30 young agricultural producers from the selected region and to enhance the existing value chain in the domain of organic agriculture production, particularly in cereal crops and medicinal and aromatic plant cultivation.

Target groups

  • 30 young agricultural producers from the Bosanski Petrovac/Drinic region
  • two local organizations: Center for Rural Development and Agricultural Cooperative “Klekovaca”
  • 50 other agricultural producers from the area


  • activities on the promotion and commercialization of rare and autochthonous cereal crops (wheat, buckwheat, rye, flaxseed, and other) and their processing in the traditional manner
  • activities on strengthening local capacities and value-added chains in agriculture on local/regional level
  • activities on fostering local partnership in developing suitable operational framework for local agricultural producers.