Demand for higher subventions
On February 9th, 2009 Ministry of economy of BPC Gorazde organized an Open discussion on the Program of subventions for agriculture. According to the Program it has been planned to allocate funds to the amount of KM 700.000 for this purpose in the Budget for 2009.
The Program contains some 25 criteria to be fulfilled in order to realize the right on subvention and it offers subventions to agricultural producers, farming cooperatives and other associations engaged in agricultural production.
Open discussion on this subject has been organized by the Ministry of economy for the first time and greatest number of participants were agricultural producers from this Canton. They expressed great dissatisfaction about the amount of funds allocated for subventions on both Cantonal and Federal level, stressing that investments in the field of agriculture are in no case sufficient.
According to the Minister in charge, part of funds can be provided from the higher level of government through subvention programs of the Federal Ministry of agriculture, Federal Ministry of social affairs, displaced persons and refugees, UNDP and the State Ministry of human rights and refugees.
As agreed with the agricultural producers, the Ministry of economy will organize one more meeting upon adoption of the Cantonal Budget for this year in order to determine more detail criteria for allocation of subventions.