In Focus: Bosnia Farmers' Market Showcases Samples and Success


Last week, Bosnia’s Fostering Agricultural Markets Activity (FARMA) project held its final event—a farmers' market in Sarajevo that showcased the wares and accomplishments of its participating producer organizations. Attendees could sample and purchase a wide variety of fresh and homemade products, including berries, jams, cheeses, and soaps. The event also featured videos highlighting the farmers’ successes.

Bosnia FARMA began in 2009, with the aim of expanding production, processing, sales, and marketing of high-demand products in Bosnia and Herzegovina using the latest environmentally sustainable methods. Chemonics implemented the project on behalf of USAID and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). 

"In Focus" is an occasional series highlighting photos from Chemonics' work around the world. Lisa Gihring is a manager in Chemonics' Europe and Eurasia region.

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