Bosnia and Herzegovina Program Updates

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February 4, 2020

Companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) don’t always know where to turn for training and other assistance they need to expand or break into EU markets. So, when local metal processing companies reached out for help, USAID listened.

January 3, 2020

Donji Zabar, a municipality in the north of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), is proud to be known locally as the ‘egg and poultry town’. Predrag Milicic, CEO of poultry egg producer AGREKS, claims that Donji Zabar produces the highest number of eggs per capita in Europe.

Fact or not, BiH food producers now have a much wider market for their BiH egg-based products – and that is a boost for business all the way from Donji Zabar to food processing and transportation.

January 2, 2020

No two cities are equal, and some outshine the rest, but Armin Amidžić (33) is determined not to let his hometown of Bihac become a bore. That determination and hometown pride has fueled Armin’s years of civic activism to make Bihac beloved by tourists and residents alike. And he’s not about to slow down now.

In 2012, Armin created an NGO called ABC Association. Armin and his ABC agents of change started organizing concerts and charity events, and he developed an independent web portal to engage Bihac citizens in civic action.

January 2, 2020

For any business to succeed, it needs qualified and satisfied workers, but this is not a given in the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina, let alone the town of Vlakovo. With assistance from USAID, however, local furniture manufacturer Sinkro managed to develop an educated, productive workforce – that is also happy to stay put, thank you very much.

December 26, 2019