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Enhance rural development through organised civil society

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development

Period of Implementation

January 2018 - December 2022

Geographic scope

Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina


$ 164,325
€ 156 500


Bilateral Aid: Sida/Civsam


Agriculture & Fisheries

Type of Activity

Governance and Organizational Strengthening, Institutional Building and Policy Dialogue


The programme's expected results are: Increased capacity of partner organisation Targeted rural organisations increase their capacity in leadership and management skills as well as in organisational and institutional development Targeted rural organisations increase their knowledge and skills in lobby and advocacy Policy recommendations submitted to relevant authorities for improvement Rural organisations increase their capacities on production, business marketing Targeted organisations are capable to access the market Contribute to business plan implementation of targeted organisations Functional Marketing Export Centre and established links to markets for targeted rural organisations and small-scale farmers Create job opportunities and expertise for young people in the field of agriculture and rural development Vulnerable groups increase their business capacities Vulnerable groups created income through its start-up business Initiatives of vulnerable groups are strengthened and formalised in the cooperative/ organisations Awareness raised on the economic needs of vulnerable groups

Project Objectives

The project aims to strengthen capacities of civil society organisations and their networks to boost equal participation of rural women and men in local economic opportunities, advocate for their interests and contribute to policy harmonisation with the EU standards.

Impact on SDGs

SDG1 - No Poverty
SDG2 - Zero Hunger
SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG10 - Reduced Inequalities

Main Indicators

Management capacity of participating rural organisation (disaggregated info on women organisations -  Production, business and marketing approaches and techniques applied by targeted rural organisations (disaggregated info on women organisations

Impact Measurement

Surveys, Project reports

Direct beneficiaries

Organisations: 40

Local stakeholders

Rural organisations that can become cooperatives

Key Tags

Environment, Food Security, Gender