EU Mission Hails Adoption of Rural Development Strategy

The European Union’s envoy to Bosnia welcomed the adoption of a national rural development strategy by Bosnia’s Council of Ministers.

“With the adoption of the strategy, BiH will finally be able to benefit from more EU support to agriculture and rural development. Once adopted by the BiH Parliament, it will open the door for the financial support under IPA II (2018-2020) and more EU assistance in the reform process,” said the EU Delegation in Sarajevo.

“This country-wide Strategic Plan will create more synergies between sectors of food safety, veterinary, phyto-sanitary and rural development needed for the overall sustainable economic growth of BiH. This is good news for farmers and agricultural producers that will benefit from a more coherent and strategic approach in this important sector.”

The EU Delegation urged the Bosnian parliament to adopt the strategy.

“The EU stands ready to continue working with all relevant stakeholders to further support the agriculture and rural sector, vital for a viable economic and social development of Bosnia and Herzegovina.”

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