Good news for the egg producers in BiH came last week from the Brussels

USAID/Sweden FARMA II supported efforts of both public and private sector that led to these results

Good news for the egg producers in BiH came last week from the Brussels. Eggs for production and egg-based products from Bosnia and Herzegovina are now allowed for imports to the EU markets, which represents important step forward for the poultry sector. It will take a couple of months for this approval to be operational, but Nebojsa Rakic from the Association of the Poultry Producers of the Republika Srpska welcomed this decision: “Once again we have received confirmation that our poultry sector and production companies fulfill the EU standards and criteria. Export of the eggs for production in the countries of the EU will encourage our producers. I am glad to see that benefit will come for the entire food industry”, says Rakic. In cooperation with state and entity institutions, the USAID/Sweden FARMA II prepared both private and public sector through the ‘mock inspections’ and simulations at the 4 eggs producers facilities. Also, the Activity organized theoretical and practical trainings for the producers and farmers nationwide. Producers received assistance through the grant program, and technical assistance, with focus on the introduction of the HACCP system analysis and control of the hygienic safety in the production process. “I would like to point out that this success would not have come if there were no joint activities and projects implemented by poultry producers, USAID/Sweden FARMA II and public institutions”, concludes Rakic.