Environmentally friendly manure management

  • Project idea information


    Environment and culture responsible Danube region - Improve preparedness for environmental risk management

    Project Idea Promoter
    (name of the institution)

    Ministry of agriculture, forestry and water management of Republic of Srpska

    Needs and challenges
    (Needs, main problems or challenges to be addressed)

    Adequate management of manure is one of the themes, for which is still not found the best solution in the Bosnia and Herzegovina. Namely, a large number of farmers do not store manure in an adequate way, and very often, such a bad way of storing manure results in pollution of ground waters. Additionally, the manure is not used in the proper way for fertilization, and often we do not have the appropriate fertilization effect on the total yields of cultivated agricultural crops. According to the Nitrates Directive the EU-member states (and non-member states in the process of EU integrations) are obliged to establish action programmes for the purpose of realizing the directives objective of reducing water pollution caused or induced by agricultural sources and preventing further such pollution.

    (main and specific objectives to be achieved)

    Proper manure management benefits the producer as well as the rest of the ecosystem. Application of manures to the land at the proper time-using proper management techniques and in proper amounts-recycles the nutrients through the soil profile, reducing the expense of commercial (inorganic) fertilizers as well as the need to add organic matter. Proper manure management improves water quality by preventing pollutants such as nutrients, organics, and pathogens from migrating to surface and ground waters. Soil quality is also improved through the addition of organic materials that improve soil tilth and increase the soil's water-holding capacity. Air quality also benefits from reduced emissions of methane and ammonia compounds, as well as reduced odours.

    Main results and core outputs

    The results of this project should be:
    - trained ministry and municipality personal,
    - promoted adequate manure management among farmers,
    - demonstrative examples implemented.

    Main foreseen activities

    - Protocol preparation,
    - experts engagament,
    - field research, specific
    - approaches determination,
    - education and trainings,
    - publishing and promotion,
    - regional conference on appropriate manure management and
    - underground water protection, demonstrative cases implementation.

    Innovative character of the project idea

    Similar idea was not implemented before in region

    Estimated Total Budget
    (in EUR)

    1.2 mil of €

    Estimated duration
    (in months)


  • Partners involved at this stage

    ERDF Partners

    Government bodies, regional governenments, development agencies, consulting agencies

    IPA Partners

    Government bodies, regional governenments, development agencies, consulting agencies

    Associated Strategic Partners

    To Be Declared

  • Partners requested

    ERDF Partners

    All interested

    IPA Partners

    All interested

    Associated Strategic Partners


  • Contact Person


    Slavica Samardžić


    Trg Republike Srpske


    Bosnia & Herzegovina

    Telephone number

    Is the applicant the project's potential Lead Partner?

    If not, is the potential Lead Partner already being chosen?

Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)