USAID begins warping up its support to the development of agriculture in Bosnia and Herzegovina; remains a partner to local institution and the EU in future endeavors.

BANJA LUKA, April 20, 2021 – On Wednesday, April 21, USAID Mission Director to Bosnia and Herzegovina Nancy J. Eslick, will visit the Happy Farm owned by Vinka Savić from Verići Village, to attend the presentation of one of the last agriculture development grants implemented by Sweden/USAID FARMA II project.

The grant was used to purchase a modern hoof trimming stall that will serve more than 450 members of the RS Association of Agricultural Producers – Dairy Farmers (RS DFA), including Ms. Savić, and will enable them to increase their annual production of milk by 5 percent or 1.85 million liters.

The event will be attended by the RS Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Boris Pašalić, and the President of the RS DFA, Vladimir Usorac, who will speak to the media along with Ms. Eslick and Ms. Savić.

Media are cordially invited to attend the event on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, starting at 11:45 hrs., at the Happy Farm in Verići Village, some 30 kilometers from Banja Luka (Google map coordinates: 44.922991, 17.015553).


11:45 - 12:00   Introductions and tour of the farm

  • Vinka Savić
  • Nancy Eslick
  • Boris Pašalić
  • Vladimir Usorac

12:00 - 12:15    Presentation of the hoof stall and trimming

  • Miljan Erbez, Senior Associate for the EU Integrations in Animal Husbandry, RS Ministry of Agriculture
  • Predrag Belenzada, BP Hoof Trimming

12:15 – 12:35    Statements for the media

  • Vinka Savić
  • Nancy Eslick (consecutive interpretation)
  • Vladimir Usorac
  • Boris Pašalić
  • Draško Stanivuković

12:35 – 12:45    Photo opportunity at the farm

 NOTE: Everyone will be required to wear a face mask and distance.