EU funded projects in BiH

Agricultural Biomass Cross-Border Development of Energy in Posavina (ABCDE Posav ina)

PROJECT DETAILS

Sectors Regional and territorial cooperation
EU Acquis chapters Other issues
Programme Funding Year 2008
Value €121,924
Periods of implementation 2011
Locations ŠAMAC, ODŽAK, ORAŠJE, DOMALJEVAC-ŠAMAC, BRČKO

Results

Target area Agriculture Market Study - printed, presented and distributed on the training; GIS database on agricultural biomass of the target area - prepared, presented and distributed on the training; Guidelines on development possibilities in agrobioenergy; Aware and capable local authorities in creating development via agrobioenergy - 4 trainings/round table discussions, on different topics, for local authorities; Joint Action plan with recommendations - printed, presented at the workshop and distributed; Educational Booklet on agrobioenergy; Local farmers aware of basic knowledge on agrobioenergy - 4 trainings, on different topics, for farmers held; Increased knowledge of students from agricultural high schools on agrobioenergy - 4 seminars for high school pupils and teachers held; Handbook on agrobioenergy for agricultural high schools - printed and distributed; Catalogue on agriculture biomass potentials for investors.

SUMMARY

The project aimed to increase awareness and knowledge about agrobioenergy possibilities in the Posavina region, including Vukovar-Srijem County in Croatia and municipalities Odžak, Domaljevac-Šamac, Orašje, Šamac and Brčko district in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Thus, the overall objective is the promotion of agrobioenergy in rural economies by including utilisation of agricultural biomass for energy purposes in the targeted region. The project focused on local farmers and local authorities as target groups but spills over its effect on high-school pupils, potential investors and overall rural community. The specific objectives were: Analysing agricultural capacity for agrobioenergy in the target area, Empowering local authorities to include agrobioenergy projects in development plans, Involvement of local farmers in agrobioenergy developments, Promotion of bioenergy for sustainable development. The project objectives were implemented through knowledge transfer, capacity building and combined know-how on renewable energy sources (RES) and agriculture.

RESULTS

Target area Agriculture Market Study - printed, presented and distributed on the training; GIS database on agricultural biomass of the target area - prepared, presented and distributed on the training; Guidelines on development possibilities in agrobioenergy; Aware and capable local authorities in creating development via agrobioenergy - 4 trainings/round table discussions, on different topics, for local authorities; Joint Action plan with recommendations - printed, presented at the workshop and distributed; Educational Booklet on agrobioenergy; Local farmers aware of basic knowledge on agrobioenergy - 4 trainings, on different topics, for farmers held; Increased knowledge of students from agricultural high schools on agrobioenergy - 4 seminars for high school pupils and teachers held; Handbook on agrobioenergy for agricultural high schools - printed and distributed; Catalogue on agriculture biomass potentials for investors.