500 tonnes of aid for farmers in flooded areas

from UN Development Programme
Published on 06 Jun 2014 View Original

Over the past week, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has delivered 500 tonnes of concentrate animal feed, fertiliser and seeds to farmers in 15 flood-affected municipalities. The aim of UNDP is to assist farmers in re-planting during June and to ensure that livestock is preserved in the most severely affected areas. Supply and delivery of aid valued at 460,000 BAM has been implemented by UNDP through funds provided by the Government of Norway and US Agency for International Development (USAID).

Assistance to farmers and herdsmen is of critical importance in responding to the consequences of flooding in BiH. In coordination with governments and local authorities, UNDP has provided 200 tonnes of concentrate animal feed for about 1,000 cattle over the first few weeks following the floods, 300 tonnes of fertiliser, and 2,500 sacks of corn seeds to plant 1,000 hectares of arable land in the municipalities of Zvornik, Srebrenica, Bratunac, Milići, Bijeljina, Bosanski Šamac, Domaljevac-Šamac, Odžak, Orašje, Sanski Most, Doboj, Vukosavlje, Živinice, Kalesija and Maglaj.

While fully aware that this is only a part of the necessary support, UNDP continues to implement activities in cooperation with other international organisations, aiming to restore normal living conditions for the residents of the flood-affected areas.

An additional 500 tonnes of concentrate animal feed, fertiliser and seeds is expected to be delivered by the end of the month. Total aid to farmers in flood-affected areas will exceed 1,000 tonnes or 880,000 BAM.