287 beneficiaries were selected by the Local Integrated Development project, funded primarily by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Program in Bosnia, to receive assistance with establishing and expanding soybean production in 2018. They will get non-GMO soybean seeds and technical support for the soybean production.
In late February, the LID project announced a public call for provision of support to individuals and agricultural cooperatives in the partner local communities in northern Bosnia towns of Odžak, Orašje, Domaljevac-Šamac, Modriča and Gradiška for establishing and extending soybean production in 2018. The evaluation of received applications was performed in accordance with the list of basic, administrative and additional criteria set forth in the call.
The Local Integrated Development Project is a three-year initiative implemented in cooperation with Bosnian Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees, the Federation entity Ministry of Development, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, the Republika Srpska entity Ministry of Administration and Local Self-Government and the entities’ two organizations of cities and municipalities.
The objective of the project is to raise the standards of living and social cohesion in Bosnia through inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development. Within the component for economic recovery, the LID project directly supports the private sector and potential investors in order to increase economic activity in local communities, ensure economic growth through productive value chains and create new jobs and income.