HERD/Agriculture Project Application Form
Programme in Higher Education, Research and
Development in the Western Balkans 2010-2014.
The Agriculture Sector (HERD/Agriculture)
Project Application Form
(Download from: http://www.umb.no/
(For internal use)
HERD/Agriculture ID.:
Cover page
Received:
1. Project title
Research, education and knowledge transfer promoting entrepreneurship in
sustainable use of pastureland/grazing
2. Application documents (See ”Guidelines for Applicants” when filling out the project application form)
This application form
Project description
CV for project leaders
Other documents
Please send application on paper to: the HERD/ Agriculture Secretariat at UMB/ Noragric, Postboks 5003, 1432
Aas, att. Thor S. Larsen. Please also send the application and other documents electronically by e-mail to:
[email protected]
3. Signatures from institutions in Western Balkans countries (For more information see attached Appendix 5)
4. Signatures from lead institution in Norway (attach extra forms if more than one institution)
Endorsement of 3 and 4 confirms institutional relevance of the proposed cooperation, acceptance of, and
commitment to the project activities
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PART A: PROJECT INFORMATION, SYNOPSIS AND PROPOSAL
5. Proposing departmens/institutions/centers (on alphabetical order according to name of towns)
In Norway
Address: Department of International Environment and Development Studies/Noragric
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB)
P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, Norway
Phone:
+47 64 96 52 00
Institutions’s Web page:
http://www.umb.no/noragric/
Telefax:
+47 64 96 52 01
E-mail:
[email protected]
In Western Balkans
Address:
University of Prishtina, Faculty of Agriculture & Veterinary
Bul.”Bill Clinton” NN., 10000 Prishitna, UNMIK Kosovo (according to UN Security Council Resolution
1244/99)
Phone: +381 38 60 38 46
Telefax: +381 38 60 31 02
Institutions’s Web page: http://208.116.30.198/?cid=2,102
E-mail: [email protected]
Address: University of Pristina (replaced in Kosovska Mitrovica), Faculty of Agriculture - Lesak
Jelene Anzujske bb, 38228 Zubin Potok, UNMIK Kosovo (according to UN Security Council Resolution
1244/99)
Phone: +381 28 46 11 08
Telefax: +381 28 46 11 08
Institutions’s Web page: www.pr.ac.rs
Email [email protected]
Address: University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Agriculture
Bulevar Vojvode Petra Bojovica 1A, 78000 Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Phone: +387 51 312 390
Institutions’s Web page:
Telefax: 00 387 51 312 580
http://www.agrofabl.org/
E-mail: [email protected]
Address: University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture
Nemanjina 6, 11080 Belgrade, Serbia
Phone: +381 11 26 15 315
Telefax: +381 11 21 93 659
Institutions’s Web page: http://www.agrif.bg.ac.rs/
E-mail: [email protected]
Address: University of Belgrade, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Bulevar Oslobodjenja 18, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Phone: +381 11 36 15 436
Telefax: +381 11 26 85 936
Institutions’s Web page: http://www.vet.bg.ac.rs/
E-mail: [email protected]
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6. Departmens/institutions/centers with administration responsibilities
In Norway
Address: Department of International Environment and Development Studies,NORAGRIC,
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), PO Box 5003, N-1432 Ås (Aas), Norway
Responsible for project adm.: Dr Mensur Vegara
Position: Associete Professor
Phone: +47 906 38 884
Telefax: +47 64 96 52 01
E-mail: [email protected]
In Western Balkans
Address: University of Prishtina, Faculty of Agriculture& Veterinary, Bul. Bill Clinton N.N., 10000 Pristina,
UNMIK Kosovo (according to UN Security Council Resolution 1244/99)
Responsible for project adm.: Dr Shukri Fetahu
Position: Ass. Prof.
Phone: +38138603846
Telefax: +38138603103
E-mail: [email protected]
Address: University of Pristina (replaced in Kosovska Mitrovica), Faculty of Agriculture - Lesak, UNMIK
Kosovo (according to UN Security Council Resolution 1244/99)
Responsible for project adm.: Dr Desimir Knezevic
Position: Full professor
Phone: +381 64 61 48 882
Telefax:
E-mail:
[email protected]
Address: Institute for Field and Vegetable Crops, Faculty of Agriculture, Bulevar Vojvode Petra Bojovica 1A,
78000 Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Responsible for project adm.: Dr Djordje Gataric
Position: Full professor
Phone: +387 65 53 96 54
Telefax: + 387 51 312 580
E-mail: [email protected]
Address: University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture Nemanjina 6, 11080 Belgrade, Serbia
Responsible for project adm.: Dr Slaven Prodanovic
Position: Full Professor
Phone: + 381 64 345 04 70
E-mail: [email protected]
Telefax: +381 11 31 61 987
Address: University of Belgrade, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bulevar Oslobodjenja 18, 11000 Belgrade,
Serbia
Responsible for project adm.: Dr Mila Savic
Position: Full Professor
Phone: +381 64 534 38 07
Telefax: +381 11 26 85 936
E-mail: [email protected]
7. Project leaders/ coordinators
In Norway
Name Dr Mensur Vegara
Position: Associate Professor
Address: Department of International Environment and Development Studies,NORAGRIC,
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), PO Box 5003, N-1432 Ås (Aas), Norway
Phone: +47 906 38 884
Telefax: +47 64 96 52 01
E-mail: [email protected]
In Western Balkans
Name: Dr Savo Vuckovic
Position: Full Professor
Address: University of Belgrade Faculty of Agriculture, Nemanjina 6, 11080 Belgrade, Serbia
Phone: +381 64 20 30 746
Telefax: +381 11 61 987
8. Other cooperating partners
(Provide names of universities, institutes, companies, programmes, etc)
In Norway:
In Western Balkans:
In other countries:
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9. Synopsis and the objectives of the project
(Not more than 200 words. See HERD Programme Document and Guidelines for Applicants.)
The project represents joint effort of leading WB Universities / Faculties of agriculture/veterinary
medicine and the NORAGRIC Department at Norwegian UMB to contribute in research, education and
knowledge transfer promoting entrepreneurship in sustainable use of grasslands. Within the project are
linked the most relevant WB scientists in this field of pastureland / grazing. The overall goal of the
project is to teach students how to sustanable manage with grasslands and livestock production in
environmental conditions of Western Balkans. We plan to improve life of population in rural areas of
WB. This will be made through the establishment of ourself field experiments and the transfer of
knowledge towards extention services and farmers. With respect of local specifics, many activities will
be conducted, as the follow: establishment / improvement of course curricula related to grasslands,
livestock production, plant and animal breeding, genetic resources, and interdisciplinary. We plan to
perform researches related to improving of sustanable management of grasslands and livestock
productiom, evaluation of biodiversity of autochthonous populations, and protection of natural resources.
We plan to support young people, MSc/PhD students to finish their dissertations. We expect these new
masters / doctors of agricultural sciences will take a leader's role in WB rural communities. Additional
effort will be given to popularization and transfer of knowledge promoting local heritage, protection of
autochtonous plant and animal landraces, technologies, cultures, and products.
10. Project components and disciplines
Please select relevant category /ies (See the HERD Programme Document)
HERD Programme 2: Agriculture Sector
Main discipline area: 999: 900 AGRICULTURAL AND FISHERIES SCIENCES + 200 SOCIAL SCIENCES
Sub-discipline area: 910: Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Forestry, Soil and Water, Resource Management,
Nutrition, Food Science
Sub-discipline area: 280: Education, Special Education, Educational Science, Didactics
11. History of co-operation
Will this be a newly established co-operation?
Yes
No
This is a continuation of previous co-operation.
Former project-id and other financial contributor are listed bellow:
2006 - 2010
Norwegian SIU Project number WB 06/06: "Education, Research and Training for Global Environmental Change and
Sustainable Management of Natural Resources in Western Balkans".
2002 - 2004
Norwegian SEE Programme in Agriculture No. 2020096 - 6 projects:
- Coordination and institutional development
- Unification and improving of selection of domestic animals in South Eastern Europe
- Identification and conservation of animal genetic resources in South Eastern Europe
- Selenium, heavy metals and radionucleids in soil – plants – animals continuum
- Improving forage quality and preserving biodiversity on permanent grasslands
- (GIS based) Decision support techniques for advanced monitoring and management in agriculture and forestry
2001 - 2005
Norwegian Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs - MPA: "Competence transfer and institutional contact and co-opeartion
between faculties of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine in SEE."
1999
Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UD: TEMPUS Project in Bosnia & Herzegovina, No. BHXY9322, "Reorientation of Academic Education in Agriculture in B&H".
1997 - 1998
Norwegian Development Aid - NORAD: "Agricultural extension service and training programme for commercial agriculture production in Sarajevo".
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12. Elements in the proposed project
(See the HERD Programme Document pt. 6.1. This list does not claim to be exhaustive)
Institutional development
Please specify: Institutional development of 5 WB Institutions (University of Prishtina, Faculty of
Agriculture & Veterinary, Universitiy of Pristina replaced in Kosovska Mitrovica, Faculties of
Agriculture, Lesak - Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/99); University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Agriculture
- Bosnia and Herzegovina; University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture, and University of Belgrade
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine - Serbia), described in the Project description.
Curriculum development (Bachelor, Master and Ph.D.)
Please specify: 5 course curricula - one at each educational institutiuon, on different level of
postgraduate studies, MSc or PhD)
Study modules
Please specify: Planed courses will be realized within the module: "Crops and vegetable Sciences" - at
the University of Prishtina, Faculty of Agriculture & Veterinary, Universitiy of Pristina replaced in
Kosovska Mitrovica, Faculties of Agriculture, Lesak - Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/99); University of
Banja Luka, Faculty of Agriculture - Bosnia and Herzegovina; University of Belgrade, Faculty of
Agriculture, , and modul "Animal husbandry" - at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Veterinary
Medicine - Serbia.
Study visits
Please specify: 4 students on short-time study visits in Norway, i.e. one WB student per year will visit
UMB, Noragric
Student/entrepreneur scholarships
Please specify: 20 scholarships for postgraduated students (MSc and PhD together)
Staff exchange
Please specify: 20 visits (2 WB professors / researchers to Norway, per year with stayment about one
week per visit i.e. 2x4=8) + 3 professors from Norway to WB, per year (3x4=12)
Seminars/workshops
Please specify: 6 (4 Workshop, i.e. one per year + 1 Joint study training for all WB students + 1 Seminar
for all project participants)
Equipment
Please specify: 11 units of field equipment (GPS, field, laboratory and office equipment)
Development of teaching methodology
Please specify: 10 research papers, 4 books, 1 CD, 1 web site, 2 groups on Social network, distance
learning capacity building
Staff development at the higher education partner institution in the Western Balkans
Please specify: Participation of 5 faculty techicians at different workshops/congresses/symposiums,
short-time course for 1 web-site manager, development of 5 extencion services employers, field training
for 20 farmers
Scholarships for PhD study may be granted if deemed necessary for the sustainability of the
partner institution
Please specify: 10 (5 times 2 scholarships for PhD students)
Joint study/research
Please specify: 4 joint researches: 2 in Grasslands, 1 in Animal breeding and 1 in Genetic resources and
biodiversity. 10 published joint papers as results.
Other collaborative activities
Please specify: Cooperation with extention services, NGOs, research institutes, National Government
and Ministries of Agriculture
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13. Academic staff and researchers involved in project (other partners, see page 2)
((Master's and Ph.D. students, Post-doc.'s and others to be included in the Project Description)
Norway
Western
Balkans
Name:
Dr Mensur Vegara
Name:
Dr Lars Olav Eik
Degree:
PhD
Degree:
PhD
Position:
Associ. Prof.
Position:
Professor
Name:
Dr Shukri Fetahu Prishtina
Degree:
PhD
Position:
Ass. Prof.
Name:
Dr Syle Sylanaj Prishtina
Degree:
PhD
Position:
Ass. Prof.
Name:
Dr Skender Kaciu Prishtina
Degree:
PhD
Position:
Ass. Prof.
Name:
Dr Sali Aliu Prishtina
Degree:
PhD
Position:
Ass. Prof.
Name:
Dr Imer Rusinovci Prishtina
Degree:
PhD
Position:
Ass. Prof.
Name:
Dr Desimir Knezevic Lesak
Degree:
PhD
Position:
Full Prof.
Name:
Mrs Jasmina Knezevic Lesak
Degree:
PhD
Position:
Teach Ass.
Name:
Djordje Gataric Banja Luka
Degree:
PhD
Position:
Full Prof.
Name:
Mrs Milanka Drinic Banja Luka
Degree:
PhD
Position:
Ass. Prof.
Name:
Branko Djuric Banja Luka
Degree:
PhD
Position:
Teach Ass.
Name:
Vojo Radic Banja Luka
Degree:
PhD
Position:
Teach Ass.
Name:
Savo Vuckovic
Degree:
PhD
Position:
Full Prof.
Name:
Slaven Prodanovic
Beograd Agr. Degree:
PhD
Position:
Full Prof.
Name:
Mrs Mila Savic
Beograd Vet. M. Degree:
PhD
Position:
Full Prof.
Beograd Agr.
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PART B: APPLICATION BUDGET
14. HERD/Agriculture budget proposal ( figures in NOK 1000)
Item Category
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
I
II
III
Fellowships:
Fellowship grants to Master students
Fellowship grants to Ph.D. students
Salaries researchers/techn./adm.
staff:
Salaries In Western Balkans
Salaries In Norway
Infrastructure/investments:
Scientific instruments/ equipment
Office infrastructure/ software/
netware
Running costs/general admin. costs:
Books/ periodicals/ publication costs/
dissertation
Networking/ conferences/ seminars/
workshops/ research
Travel expenditure, In Western
Balkans
Travel expenditure, In Norway
Other operating costs/ Running costs
Sub-total costs
Overhead 7,5%. Please specify and
justify:
PROJECT APPLICATION TO
HERD/AGRICULTURE
Own funding, including in-kind
contributions. Please specify:
Application to others. Please specify:
TOTAL COST OF PROJECT
Budget
2012
Budget
2013
Budget
2014
Budget
2015
Total budget
0
0
10
60
20
70
25
80
55
210
260
324
267
343
280
361
295
382
1102
1410
24
42
56
42
72
42
32
42
184
168
9
10
10
10
39
7
12
14
19
52
146
145
143
134
568
112
0
924
69.3
115
0
1060
79.5
118
0
1130
84.7
108
0
1127
84.5
453
0
4241
318
993.3
1139.5
1214.7
1211.5
4559
0
0
993.3
0
0
1139.5
* Please, see detailed breakdown and explanation of the budget in Appendix 1.
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0
0
1214.7
0
0
1211.5
0
0
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PART C: PROJECT DESCRIPTION
15. Project description (should not exceed 10 pages)
Applications must address the Programme Document’s overall objectives, and the Strategic Directions outlined in the
Document’s section 4. Applicants must set specific goals relating to each of the elements under the Strategic
Directions.
Project description
1. Aim and Objectives – Give a detailed aims and objectives of the proposed project
(See the HERD Programme Document pt. 1.)
1.1. Project synopsis (500 words):
Title of the project:
“Research, education and knowledge transfer promoting entrepreneurship in sustainable use of
pastureland/grazing”
The project aims to improve knowledge and conduct scientific research, on higher education level, in the
sustainable use of meadows and pastures and to transfer this knowledge to farmers and users who will be
able through its application to increase their profits and improve their life in the rural areas of the Western
Balkans.
In this sense, the project will give broad palette of results in the sustainable management of grasslands. On
the one hand, we will offer the production technologies of forage in meadows and pastures adjusted to
local conditions. On the other hand, we will find appropriate technologies of sustainable livestock
production in these areas, including technologies for processing animal products such as meat, milk,
cheese, cream (“kajmak”) and more. As we develop low-input and sustainable production, through this
project we will encourage the conservation of biodiversity in the local environment, as native plant
populations and autochthonous landraces of domestic animals. This project will not introduce new,
intensive and aggressive technologies in rural areas, but it will insist on improved traditional technologies,
and therefore it will be environmental friendly project, which protect nature, including existing air
conditions, water, land and other resources.
Our concrete contribution will be first done through the development of new MSc/PhD curse curricula in
management of grasslands. Project participants /professors in relevant areas will develop such curricula
and teach PhD students interesting in sustainable use of rangeland. Professors will also write and promote
the books in this their scientific area as the follows: Grassland technology, Animal production, From grass
to food utilization, Biotechnology methods in agriculture, Processing of animal products, and/or Organic
production on pastureland. Professors will organize the field experiments in Balkans’ rural areas with aim
to investigate pastureland management. These experiments will be the base for obtaining new scientific
results. From the students’ side, they will make original experiments in aim to produce their PhD
dissertation which will bring new ideas in grazing/use of pastureland, and promoting entrepreneurship. We
expect that about 10 MSc theses and more than 5 dissertations will be finish within this project (i.e. at least
2 MSc students and 1 PhD student supported, per institution). All our results, with lot of other information
about different potentials and products of local areas, will be available on internet by the project site –
organized as the meeting point or network of persons interesting in sustainable use of rangeland, not only
from Western Balkans but also from the rest of the World. We believe some products and technologies
will be interesting for investors and great interest in such products and technologies will appear during the
project development. Our results in improved technologies, new approaches and potentials, and also
information about interest of investors in products and technologies, will be published for local experts
and population in popular booklets and pamphlets. We will distribute such pamphlets during the visits of
rural regions. We plan to organize the series of direct contacts and public presentations. These meetings
will be an opportunity to transfer our knowledge to the extension services and rural population. Receiving
new knowledge should be helpful for them to improve their existing productions, technologies and
products related to pastures and grazing.
In a social context, increased interest of farmers to improve their work on pasture is a very good base to
keep on the place the population in these highly migration areas.
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1.2. Project aim
This is the project in high education and research in the Western Balkans.
The project aims will be implemented at Western Balkans Universities (University of Belgrade, University
of Prishtina and University of Prishtina replaced in Kosovska Mitrovica, and University of Banja Luka).
The consortium will greatly benefit from the experience and knowledge in the field of utilization of Norway rangeland of the Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Noragric, Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Aas.
Participation of professors and students from different universities and from different countries on this
joint project will stimulates co-operation in higher education and research in the Western Balkans by
joint project aims and project activities like workshops, exchange of experiences through the visits, lessons
given at guest institutions, mail communications, participation in steering committee, writing of joint
papers, books and project reports.
Our overall joint aim is to stimulate entrepreneurship in sustainable use of pastureland/grazing by the tools
which we have in higher education. These tools are teaching courses, field experiments, local missions,
study visits, public presentations, publishing, networking and other means of knowledge transfer.
By this project we will contribute to economic growth and social development by stimulation of
sustainable development of rural areas in the Western Balkans, and by education of young people how to
manage pastureland and how to use advantages of local tradition, agricultural technologies and products in
the best interest of their societies.
Results of the project should drive to increase of income per capita and additionally to employ people on
their living places. We believe this project is a good sign for labor/workers temporary abroad about
perspectives in rural area of Western Balkans.
1.3. Programme objectives:
Please specify how submitted project will support HERD Programme objectives.
1.3.1. Objective 1 (Institutional Development)
By this project we would like to contribute to educational efforts directed to the agricultural sectors
in Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo. In this term, project could introduce the most actual methods of
teaching, information and communication technologies for education, training and sharing of information
related to grasslands at two universities in Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo. These two Universities are
University of Banja Luka (Bosnia & Herzegovina) and University of Pristina (Kosovo). Two mentioned
universities have not enough capacity in education related to management of pastureland/grazing, and
therefore another more developed universities (University of Belgrade) from Western Balkan and
University from Norway (UMB, Noragric) will help them to achieve their aims.
In the longer term perspective, project could help to build sustainable capacity of higher education
institutions in Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo. We plan to raise our care about sustainable use of
pastureland and grazing on the level of master/doctoral studies. We will focus our teaching activities in
improvement of agricultural sector, pasture production, animal production, processing, and conservation of
natural resources. Additionally, we will use the newest methods and ways for knowledge transfer, like
specific software/programs and distance learning. Educational MSc/PhD courses with improved curricula
and lectures will be created within this project and also applied in aim to satisfy these requests.
We expect as the results of this project to get new doctors of sciences in Western Balkan, and especially in
Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo, capable to lead agricultural productions based on the local natural and
human resources. We want to educate new PhD students who will be capable to organize people from
local communities to work on the most effective and sustainable way.
1.3.2. Objective 2 (Applied Research and Development)
This project is directed to stimulate innovation, product and process development in the agricultural
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sector, because start point of this project is a diversity of products and technologies which are already on
place. Through the master/doctoral thesis we will tend to identify these products and technologies, and
afterwards to improve existing ways of use of grasslands, including choice of plant species, methods of
fertilization and sowing, stimulation of animal husbandry, and related processing and hand made products.
MSc/PhD thesis of our students will help to solve questions related to biological, economical and social
dimension of the local communities in the background of mentioned technologies and products.
Our efforts will be realised through the applied research and they will give a support to development
in the Western Balkans. We will realize the project aims through:
- Development of new (improved) course curricula in grassland science on the PhD studies
- New field experiments established for studying agricultural praxes and measures for improvement of
existing technologies in Western Balkans rangeland
- Writing of research papers and books for students in: use of rangeland, livestock production,
biotechnological methods in agriculture, by teaching staff
- New theses and dissertations related to pastureland/grazing
- New web site grouping stakeholders interesting in sustainable use of pastureland and grassland related
entrepreneurship
- More developed knowledge transfer by exchange study visits among stuff, workshops, seminars,
published pamphlets, local missions, presentations, new contacts with GO/ NGO /scientific institutes and
investors
- Internalization of education, scientific research and local products and processes
2. Co-operation, committment and responsibility
(See the HERD Programme Document pt. 3.)
2.1. Basic principles of co-operation
Collaboration within the project will be based on equality between the partners. This means all
partners involved in the project will contribute equally to the project activities according to their
capabilities and they will share the responsibilities. Partners will jointly prepare each year “The work
plan”, they will meet during the year on workshops, and they keep the permanent contacts and dialog, and
also they will jointly report about realization of planed activities on the end of each year.
Cooperation will be characterised by transparency at all levels. Transparency will be unsure on internal
level by formation of an operative project body (core-group) authorized to analyze the project flow and to
suggest project plan for each year. On external level, transparency will be unsure via steering committee
and the project web-site.
2.2. Institutional and organisational commitment and responsibility:
The leadership of the project will be decentralized between partner institutions. The project
leadership will be shared between Norwegian partner Noragric UMB and Belgrade University Faculty of
Agriculture. These two institutions have long tradition in high education (please, see Appendix 1),
qualified staff in grassland and animal sciences, and interest to improve and enlarge their research in these
fields. They are interesting to help younger universities and they are very committed to the realization of
the project.
All 5 partner institutions in the Western Balkans have been actively involved in the planning and
preparation of activities and budgets.
We agreed that the project coordination will be divided in four directions for: 1) educational and academic
questions; 2) research and publishing; 3) internet and networking, and 4) acting at local level including
cooperation with local external services and farmers. Because 4 universities (5 faculties) participate in the
project, we planed that each university take the coordination and the leading role in implementation
in one of the mentioned direction. This will put all project participants in position to be highly
responsible for the realization of this project. Of course, all participating universities will be involved in
realization of activities related to the mentioned topics. There will be joint internal and external
monitoring of the project flow, as described before.
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3. Strategic direction of HERD - Give a detailed strategic direction of the proposed project
(See the HERD Programme Document pt. 4.)
3.1. Relevance:
Research, education and knowledge transfer in sustainable use of pastureland / grazing can be very
beneficial for Western Balkan countries and the scientific and educational institutions in sectors crucial for
state development such as agriculture and rural development. In Western Balkans, biotechnical,
agricultural and veterinary faculties are increasingly counting on improvement of high education,
technology and life quality in the rural areas. Yet the lack of highly qualified professionals in the field of
sustainable use of pastureland/grazing is visible in many rural areas where they are needed and their
experience could be operational and beneficial. This project aims to increase the number of skilled
agricultural professionals in WB counties by improving the quality of postgraduate education in field
related to pastureland/grazing at the four universities.
The project “Research, education and knowledge transfer promoting entrepreneurship in sustainable use of
pastureland/grazing” will enhance the competence in management, academic, and technological capacity
building of the WB universities (Prishtina, Pristina replaced in Kosovska MItrovica, Banja Luka, and
Belgrade) by developing curricula and training local teachers in state-of-the-art resources and technologies
for advanced education in pastureland / grazing. WB universities expect to develop such competence on
UMB / Noragric’s experience in the postgraduate programme “Management of Natural Resources and
Sustainable Agriculture (MNRSA)” and to build research collaboration in this area between WBC and
Norwegian institutions.
Objective 1 (Institutional Development)
Universities need to construct curricula that meet the needs of stakeholders in grasslands in new conditions
and world’s tendencies related to nature protection, global climate changes, organic production and
improvement of traditional knowledge which can promote entrepreneurship. The existing lessons about the
standard technologies and the means of production in pastureland / grazing need to be reduced to make
room for lessons that emphasize a holistic view of agriculture. Our existing university courses have to be
changed. Thst we will do within this project. Grassland science is in permanent progress. However, new
books about this progress could not be found in Balkans’ languages at the Universities. New MSc/PhD
curricula which teach about ecological sustainability and profitability in biotechnology, grassland science,
and animal production on a micro and macro scale are not in place. Because new time brings new ideas
about sustainable use of pastureland / grazing, about animal production and entrepreneurship in
sustainable use of pastureland, there are institutional needs to improve courses in this field, by changing
curricula. New / improved curricula should provide a scientific base for large scale of possibilities for
farmers with widely different views on pastureland use. The improved courses should stimulate research
by young people, professional training, multidisciplinary approach, participatory learning and protection
of environment and biodiversity.
Five active educational institutions, faculties related to agricultural sector, from four WB universities with
accredited postgraduate programs will benefit from this project. Planed institutional development of WB
universities in the field of sustainable use of pastureland/grazing will be also one small contribution to
global initiatives regarding “UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development' (2005 – 2015)”.
Objective 2 (Applied Research and Development)
The project “Research, education and knowledge transfer promoting entrepreneurship in sustainable use
of pastureland/grazing” targets several development challenges faced by agriculture.
First of all are the challenges about extensive use of grasslands and protection of biodiversity.
Grasslands/pasturelands are important biological resources due to the biodiversity and the biomass
produced. Irregular cultural practices are one of the great problems of the grasslands in many European
countries. This phenomenon is determined mostly by abandonment and reduced management caused by
the depopulation of the areas where the main agricultural land is represented by grasslands and meadows
(sub-mountain and mountain areas) used in an extensive system. The immediate result of this phenomenon
is the decrease of the grassland capacity and biodiversity. In this term, application of improved traditional
knowledge and development of entrepreneurship in pastureland management could be helpful. Thus, the
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challenge of the research within this project will be to identify sustainable management solutions for
grasslands having in view optimal cultural practices in relationship with an increase of biodiversity and a
sustainable forage production.
Another project challenge will be to establish the program of sustainable sheep breeding on Western
Balkans grassland. Project activities will be directed towards the research about organization of
sustainable lamb breeding which will be applied in order to enable protection and rational utilization of
natural resources and biodiversity in West Balkan mountain eco-regions (concerning the FAO Program).
The estimation of health status and special biological characteristics will be performed in populations of
autochthonous “Southeast European Zackel” breed (“Pramenka”). The various types of Zackel breed are
traditionally reared in mountain regions of Balkan Peninsula under very modest conditions. This race
presents a common point and joint value of all Westen Balkans coutries, and all of these countries have the
same problem: all types of Zackel breed are endangered.
The technology of lamb production in sustainable organic conditions will be introduced by the project,
also. In order to get lamb meat of high quality, the lamb oxidative stress parameters status of importance
for meat quality will be investigated. During the realization of the Project, the special attention will lay on
animal parasitic infection monitoring and pasture management, in organic, sustainable production
conditions. For the purpose of development of sustainable lamb production, it is necessary to apply
criteria of selection and breeding. Production of meat and milk in certain population can be increased year
by year, if selection is carried out systematically through planned improvement in breeding. Majority of
local populations has very solid genetic potential for gain in lambs and milk yield of sheep, but in order for
this genetic potential to be exhibited, it is necessary to apply higher criteria of selection and breeding,
which mainly isn't the case.
A part of the project activities will target relevant challenges in agriculture as the follow: to develop
suitable methods for measuring biodiversity, to applied suitable pant breeding and animal breeding
methods in sustainable and organic production, and to find appropriate technologies of forage and animal
production, including technologies for processing animal products.
3.2. Long term commitment and partnership
This project open the way for a trans-national and interdisciplinary research network on the proposed
topic. Project partners are willing to establish the long term cooperation within the frame of the project.
Project partners plan to build the capacity of facilities such as bibliographic materials for libraries and the
web-site in grassland management which will be jointly used for a long term period. They plan to help
each other by open their laboratories for biotechnology, soil science and livestock for use for all project
participants and by exchange their experiences in relevant researches what will also lead to long term cooperation.
Partners build long time partnership in MSc/PhD student mobility between institutions participating within
this project by developing several curricula related to different questions in management of grasslands.
Our aim to train students in management of pastureland / grazing will be absolutely helpful for future
development of West Balkan rural areas and agricultural sector. Such training will provide transitional
employment opportunities, increase current skills, provide opportunities for advancement and increase job
opportunities within the agricultural and rural development sector by improving efficiency and enhancing
production.
3.3. Academic quality
In this project will be involved 2 state universities from Prishtina and Pristina replased in Kosovska
Mitrovica (Kosovo UNSCR 1244/99), Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina), and Beograd (Serbia). The
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade is leading the project from the WBC side. The Faculty of
Agriculture was founded in 1919. It is one of the leading higher educational institutions of its kind in the
WBC, training experts in all branches of agriculture. Since its foundation 17,000 students have gained BS
degrees, 1,000 MSc degrees and 750 PhD degrees. The present enrolment is about 1,000 students per
annum, of which 370 students graduate, 30 receive MS degrees and 20 PhD degrees. The Faculty is a
teaching and research institution whose activities cover the following fields: crop science, animal science,
soil management, plant and food protection, agricultural engineering, fruit science and viticulture, food
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technology and agricultural economics. Educational activities involve teaching (lectures, seminars,
professional practice etc.) as anticipated by curricula for undergraduate and postgraduate studies,
knowledge check-up (exams, colloquia), advanced training, organisation of state finals for teachers of
agricultural secondary schools. The faculty is either independent or co-operative with other organisations
in research and professional activity though basic, applied and developmental investigations, studies and
projects, engineering, expertise, consulting, attesting, granting licenses, certificates in all spheres of
agricultural production and food technology. The Faculty of Agriculture annually contributes about 300
scientific papers in referent journals. Academic quality of the other participating WB institution is
presented in Appendix 2, named “West Balkans participating institution description”. Proposed institutions
from the West Balkans are registered and specialised for education and scientific work in areas of
ecology, biology, agronomy, animal husbandry, forestry, biotechnology and related fields.
From the Norwegian side, the Department of International Environment and Development Studies
(NORAGRIC) at the University of Life Sciences (UMB) is leading the project. NORAGRIC was
established at the UMB in 1986. It brings together research, education and development-related
assignments with a focus on developing countries, Eastern Europe and countries with economies in
transition. Besides its role as the international gateway for UMB, NORAGRIC also acts on behalf of the
Norwegian College of Veterinary Medicine (NVH) and Norwegian Agricultural Research International
(NARI), which form alliances with UMB.
NORAGRIC plays a central role in realising the UMB/NVH/NARI strategic objective of international
collaboration though education, research and international co-operation programmes. This includes
making the competence of UMB and NVH and NARI available for Norwegian development co-operation
and international institutions. With more than 40 years of collaboration between UMB and academic and
professional institutions in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe, NORAGRIC has established a broad network
of worldwide contacts.
Professors and researchers which participate in the project have experience in education and scientific
areas related with the ecology, grasslands, pasturelands, biodiversity and genetics, grazing, animal
nutrition, animal husbandry, management, and knowledge transfer.
3.4. Description and time schedule of project activities
The project will commence in 2012 and will finish by the end of December 2015. The proposed work plan
has been shown in 2 tables (see Appendix 2).
3.5. Synergies
Project like this must be based on synergy with many other institutions and individuals, from Balkan and
aboad. We plan to facilitate the connection between local communities and international donors via web
site, to develop some pamphlets, and to send messages to excite and engage investors. According to the
project plan, in years 2 and 3, our programme will focus on encouraging the contribution of different
partners, and especially diasporas to the socio-economic development of their countries of origin. We are
sure that many of WB people working now in EU and USA will be interesting for entrepreneurship in
products related to pasturelands / grazins.
From the other side, we plan to offer and facilitate different types of partnerships in area of higher
education. We will inform and contact relevant Norwegian funded initiatives, and education / research
institutes working in environmental protection, animal husbandry, processing, and knowledge transfer. We
have already (in previous projects, as mentioned in the section 11 of this Application form) established the
cooperation with several relevant Norwegian partners, as Norwegian embassies in Belgrade and Sarajevo,
UNEP / Grid - Arendal, and this cooperation will be continued.
This project is in synergy with three projects within HERD agriculture programmes. The tittles of these
three projects are:
1.
“Providing genetic diversity and healthy plants in Bosnia and Herzegovina”
2.
“Comparison of lamb Carcass and meat quality of Breeds in Western Balkan and
Norway achieving improved palatability, sale and sustainability”
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3.
“Grassland management for high forage yield and quality in the Western Balkans”
With the first of these projects we share the similar aim, to develop an efficient programme and to build
contemporary and efficient methods for conservation of field crop and forest genetic resources. In both
projects we tend to help farmers to unsure their existence by sustainable use of these resources. However,
the first project is focused only on Bosnia and Herzegovina, while we are focused on different Western
Balkan countries.
With the second project we are in synergy because both projects try to improve animal production and
technology. In our project, we try to find appropriate technologies of sustainable livestock production in
West Balkan areas, including local technologies for processing different animal products such as meat and
milk. However, we are not focused only on one species and one race, as lamb “Carcass”, in the mentioned
second project. We can collaborate with this HERD project in term to share knowledge about development
of products and technologies which could be interesting for investors.
Synergy with the third mention project is the strongest. Both projects work on grassland management. We
can participate in the same courses, use much similar equipment, perform joint field experiments, share
our methods and results; even we can organize group meetings. Difference between two projects is that
our aim is not to get high yield by use of intensive and expensive technologies, but we would like to obtain
sustainable forage yield by improvement of existing traditional technologies. Additionally, we would like
to establish the program of sustainable animal breeding on Western Balkans grassland, while the other
project deals just with forage.
3.6. Gender
The gender equality will be respected in all segments of the project. Each partner institution will be
represented by at least one woman: University of Pristina by Mrs. Teach. Ass. Jasmina Knezevic,
University of Banja Luka by Mrs Ass. prof. Milanka Drinic, and University of Belgrade by Mrs Ass. prof.
Mila Savic.
We expect equal number of female and male students which will work on their MSc / PhD thesis within
the project. We expect that participation of women will be predominant on our local trainings and
workshops. Hand made products will be mostly based on women’s activities. All research, administrative
and technical jobs within the project will be done with respect of women’s equal participation.
3.7. Ethnicity
We believe it would be a pitty for the project, if Government of Norway will not support it, because it
brings into cooperation in higher education and science partners like Croats, Serbs, Kosovars, Bosniaks
end even other minorities like Slovenians (Dr. Slaven Prodanovic). Some of participants are Croats in
Serbia (Savo Vuckovic), or Serbs in Croatia etc. In this moment, there are no projects with joint
participation of institutions from Pristina (in central Kosovo) and Kosovska Mitrovica (on the Nord of
Kosovo under UNSCR 1244). Partners from Nord of Kosovo represent the minority of population in
Kosovo, while they also represent the majority of population of Republic of Serbia. By supporting this
project, HERD could demonstrate its role in crossing borders at the Western Balkan.
3.8. Sustainability
Institutions will strength different type of educational and research links through this project. Participating
WB institutions will use results of this project as a base for continuation of the institutional development.
The base of the sustainability of the project is in joint interest of the WB partner universities to enhance
post-graduate capacity, including curricula, and to strengthen administrative and technical capacities to
effectively implement an MSc and Phd programmes in sustainable use of pastureland/grazing.
3.9. Regional co-operation
All WB partners are interesting to apply Norwegian experience in development studies for building new
type of educational courses which will be more attractive for students. Therefore, they need help from
Norwegian partner through advice, joint classes, exchange experts visits, student’s mobility, laboratory
building, and short courses for farmers. WB universities need sustainable education.
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Project stimulate regional co-operation in the Western Balkans.
3.10. Joint ventures / Investment /Business
The results of this project are helth secure products, which are required at the World market of developed
countries. This project is especially interesting for educated part of developed societies, because such
people understand what the rael quality of the food is, and they are capable to pay for this expencive food.
Their interest to buy products of high quality produced organic or with controlled geographical origin,
open the possibilities for ventures / investment / business within this project.
3.11. Environmental benefit
By use of sustainable technology in production of fooder crops and grasslands, we protect water and soil
resources and we also protect the plant genetic resources at natural grasslands, because the intensity of
applied agro-technical measures is very low, and products obtained are natural and helth valid.
Additionaly, sustanable use of grasslands requires breeding of autoctonous race of animals, what is also
benefit for environment.
3.12. Recruiting younger academics / researchers / administrative staff
Young academics will be included in all project parts: research, writing of books and paper, presentation
of our results, knowledge transfer, and teaching. We expect in total over 15 young scientists to be involved
within this project.
4. Application and selection procedures – Institutional assessment and ranking
(See the HERD Programme Document pt. 7.)
4.1. Relevance in relation to strategies and priorities in their respective institutions.
National Education Councils of Higher Education in countries of the project partner institutions adopted
different strategies related to higher education: Strategy for Development of Higher Education in Kosovo
(2005-2015), Strategies and Guidelines to implement the Bologna Process in Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Higher Education Strategy for Serbia 2010-202, and The Croatian education strategy. In all these
strategies, the follow determinants were emphasized: Social inclusion and equal opportunities, Lifelong
learning, Regional development and Student and teacher mobility. We hope that by this project we will be
relevant to these strategies. We tend to include in the project social elements, then we stimulate even older
farmers to learn; project will be realized in both, university centers and rural regions, and it will stimulate
professors and student on travel/mobility. Important element of the project plan is very intensive mobility
of academics. This fact could be seen from the planed budget of the project. As a long period of crisis had
been over, the international grant and cooperation programs, like it is the HERD program, give a chance to
intensify mobility schemes at WB Universities. Mobility is needed to harmonize concepts, standards and
quality with European higher education systems.
The project is also relevant for priorities mentioned in individual statutes of the project partner institutions
(universities and faculties): Statute low of the University in Prishtina
http://208.116.30.198/repository/docs/Statute_of_the_University.pdf, Statute low of the University in
Banja Luka,
http://www.agfbl.org/sajt/doc/file/so/1/02/00011_20070704_statut_univerziteta.pdf,
and Statute low of Belgrade University
http://www.uf.bg.ac.rs/dld/Statut_BU.pdhttp://www.uf.bg.ac.rs/dld/Statut_BU.pdf.
All these acts are written in accordance to Bologna Declaration and other multilateral initiatives that were
focused on creating common European area of higher education. By this project we support horizontal
cooperation among universities of one part of Europe and we establish possibilities for exchange
experiences in high education with Norwegian universities and institutes. In mentioned highest low acts of
WB universities it was underlined the need to make transition from the remnants of former industrial
economy toward services that educate profiles for new market. By this project we introduce new
possibilities for education of agronomists and we contribute to the development of agriculture, veterinary
medicine, ecology, economics and rural development through research and education. Another need was
strongly felt and that is the shift from more or less mono-disciplinary towards multidisciplinary study
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programs. This need is recognized in the proposed project: its realization is based on the collaboration
between specialists from different fields. As set out in our statutes, the improvement of existing curricula
of MSc/PhD courses is one of the permanent missions at WB universities, and that is what we plan to do in
the project. A number of other project activities are compatible with the statutes and the development
plans of our institutions. Environmental awareness and sustainable management of natural resources
(grasslands, livestock) is one of the most important priorities at the WB Universities.
4.2. Relevance related to defined needs in the work force as well as in national strategies and priorities in the Western Balkans.
The project aims are in accordance with Regional Strategy for Western Balkans of International
Organization for Migration (IOM) for 2011 - 2013. In this period, efforts are focused on emergency
assistance to displaced persons and post-conflict stabilization efforts. The aim at the beginning of the 21st
century became to increase economic stability and growth in Western Balkans, through social, political,
and economical development in the region. Although each country in the region has its unique migration
challenges and responses, the Western Balkans still enjoys a level of homogeneity and coherence that
lends itself to a regional approach. Therefore, the three-year strategy 2011-2013 targets the region as a
whole, taking an integrated, holistic approach to enhance a coordinated response to the migration issues
found within the Western Balkans. The strategy document aims to promote international cooperation, and
practical solutions to managing migration problems and needs of the work force in the region.
The project contributes to economic stability and growth. It will significantly improve employment of
work force in rural areas. The project would enable the transfer of knowledge to the final consumers of
knowledge, farmers. Project activities will be implemented through education in extension services and on
the farmer fields. Farmers will receive new information on production technologies and they will more
successfully produce and sell their products on the market. Project activities will result in greater employment of workforce and more active role of agricultural production in Western Balkans.
Such approach in the project is in accordance to the Kosovo (UNDER UNSCR 1244/99) Government
Employment Strategy 2010-12; Draft of the employment strategy for BiH, FB&H, RS and BD according
to the acquis communautaire of the European Union; National Employment Strategy 2005-2010 for Serbia
(adopted with the assistance of the European Agency for Reconstruction); and in regard to the European
Employment Strategy (EES). The focus of all these strategies is on specific initiatives emerging from
current developments in education and training, as well as employment and active labor market policy.
4.3. Relevance to the countries’ ability to meet the demands set in their association process to EU
and NATO.
In June 2000, in Ferrera, the European Council set down the goals of the full political and economic
integration of Western Balkan countries, thus recognizing them as potential and serious candidates for
European Union membership.
In Copenhagen in 2002, the European Council reaffirmed this approach and stressed the determination of
the European Union to support the region in its efforts toward full accession to the Union. During the years
that followed, the Council in Brussels announced on several occasions that the future of the Western
Balkans lay in the Union.
By this project we contribute to our countries’ ability to meet the demands set in their association
process. This project is on the line of harmonization with the European higher education system and it
promotes academic mobility of teaching staff and students, quality assurance and efficiency of studies and
unity of teaching and scientific research work.
One of the main goals of the EU is to make WB country economies more competitive in the process of
association. By this project we stimulate development of one important sector of economy, agriculture.
The EU goal set by the Lisbon strategy is to increase investments in research and development. This
project invests in science and education which will have positive implications development of high
education and on the overall society. At this moment only about 5% of WB population has higher
education, which is very low percentage when compared with the EU countries. This project will offer
both, formal and participatory education, and will be very help to citizens of villages. After WB countries
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become EU member states they will experience all advantages of joining the globally competitive
European market, which also represents an opportunity for making improvements in the area of education.
In the process of EU accession, WB countries has already benefited by participating in the Framework
Programmes for research and technological development, Tempus project, EUREKA Programme,
ERASMUS MUNDUS etc. HERD programme is one of our new chances to bring even more funding to
science, research and innovation, and WB scientist and researchers will be able to benefit from it, thus
contributing to the technological and economic development of their countries. Participation in HERD
programme represents a great benefit for WB science and educational system. It also serves as preparation
for participation within future projects.
4.4. Project quality and feasibility in an institutional context.
Proposed institutions and professors are capable to perform successfully all activities listed in the project.
Participants working in this project are recognized at the national and international level. Up to now,
project participants achieved remarkable results in international projects and studies. More details about
their quality are given in appendixes bellow.
4.5. Expected output in relation to the priorities of the institutions.
All expect outputs of the project are in accordance with priority of the scientific and educational work at
our institutions. The results of the project will encourage the higher education in sustainable use of
pastureland/grazing at universities of the Western Balkans. Additionaly, our output will provide new
technological solutions to sustainable managed grassland and livestock production.
We planed to achive the follow outputs:
• Co-operation between WB countries in education
• Improved curricula: at least one MSc or PhD course per WB institution for the classes concerning
pastureland/grazing, animal production, and genetic resources and biodiversity
• Feedback about courses from students
• 10 MSc and 5 PhD thesis
• Developed student mobility and/or participation of students on workshops/trainings in other countries
• Several field experiments with plant and animals set up for purpose of joint research
• New research results and transferred / implemented new knowledge
• 10 joint original research papers in national and international journals or meetings
• New paragraphs / chapters/ books about sustainable use of pastureland/grazing
• Established international research groups within project
• Jointly organized local study visits
• Joint web site concerning project
• 2 new groups on social networks concerning natural/human resources at Western Balkan
• Review of traditional products/knowledge and local handworks
• Action plan for rural development for one local community
• Pamphlets about the project results
• New contacts with NGO and extension services leading to development at the local level
• Joint workshops, with participation of different stakeholders and technicians
• Organized social events (demonstration of local resources, technologies, and handworks)
• Raised public awareness
• Application of non-formal education (trainings, courses, seminars) for farmers and technicians or
administrative staff
• Exchange visits between professors/scientists from WB and Norway
• Understanding between WB institutions and Norwegian partner
• Trained teaching staff and local experts for sustainable management of natural/human resources in
WBC via external study visits and participation on international conferences
• Investments in new equipment, tools and software
• Library and laboratory capacity developed
• e-learning capacity developed at least for some courses
• Future work plan
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4.6. If more than one proposal is applied for, the applicant will have to rank the proposals according
to the points above (5.1. – 5.5)
We apply for only one project.
5. Indicators of success (See the HERD Programme Document pt. 8.)
Objective 1 (Institutional Development:
5.1.1. The number of sustainable structures established at institutions in the Western Balkans of direct relevance to the workforce.
5 improved MSc/PhD courses
10 MSc and 5 PhD thesis
20 Exchange – stady visits
4 field experiments
10 joint original research papers
4 books
6 Meetings (4 joint workshops, 1 seminar and 1 study workshop)
2 paragraphs / chapters/ in books about sustainable use of pastureland/grazing
4 research groups within project
2 groups on social networks
2 meetings with farmers
3 participations of trained technicians at workshops or conferences
1 Future work plan
5.1.2.
The number of candidates educated through HERD and employed in institutions in the Western Balkans.
10 MSc students
5 PhD students
5-10 External services (1-2 per participant)
20-30 farmers
Objective 2 (Applied Research and Development):
5.1.3. The number of concrete results of research and development of direct relevance for the workforce
1 web site
1 Action plan
2 Pamphlets
11 pieces of laboratory equipment
1 shared program (Moodle)
16. List of enclosures
Appendix 1 - Explanation and detailed breakdown of the budget
Appendix 2 - Description and time schedule of project activities
Appendix 3 - CV of project leaders from Norway and West Balkans
Appendix 4 - West Balkans participating institution description
Appendix 5 - Memorandum of Intent between partner institutions
Appendix 6 - Extra form for signatures from institutions in Western Balkan countries
Appendix 7 – General Agreements of Co-operation between UMB and institutions in Western Balkans
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1. Explanations of the budget
We expect higer costs for PhD studies than for MSc studies. That is why the amont of support for PhD students is
higher then amount for MSc students. The amont of support for research work of students increased each project year.
According to our experiances, students will need the highest support close to the end of the project in aim to finish their
thesis.
We expect the growth of salaries in Norway and WB during the project period.
Activities related to research including needs for instruments / equipment will be accelerated from the begining to the
middle of the projest, and then will be present a trand of slow decreasing. This is because scientists will be more focus
on calculating the experimental results and on writing scientific papers and reports, in the later project period.
We expect professors and students will have constant interess in office infrastructure/ software and new books for
improvement of education.
Participation to conferences will be possible when partners obtain joint scientific results. Therefore, the budget for this
item is predicted in later phases of the project. However, there will be constant needs for seminars and workshops
during the project.
The amont of the travel for WB participants is higher then for N participants. This is due to lot of local travels, among
universities, on the fields, for excahnge of reasearch knowledges among WB participants, and for study visits to
Norway. At least one partner from each WB institution will have a chance to make a study visit to Norway during the
project. Norwagian partners have less but more expensive travels.
Detailed budget for 2012 – 2015 is presented bellow
2. Detailed breakdown of the budget (in 000 NOK)
Item Category
Budget
2012
Budget
2013
Budget
2014
Budget
2015
Total
budget
0
10
20
25
55
0
60
70
80
210
52
53.4
Fellowships:
1
2
3
4
Fellowship grants to Master students
Fellowship grants to Ph.D. students
Salaries researchers/techn./adm. staff:
Salaries for leading and coordinating project activities
Salaries for researching and other activities
Salaries In Western Balkans
Salaries In Norway
Infrastructure/investments:
5
6
Scientific instruments/ equipment
Office infrastructure/ software/ netware
Running costs/general admin. costs:
7 Books/ periodicals/ publication costs/ dissertation
8 Networking/ conferences/ seminars/workshops/ research
Travels x costs for leading and coordinating project
activities
Travels x costs for research, education, training,
workshop, conferences
Number of travel from WB to Norway x Travel costs
from WB to Norway
9 Travel expenditure, In Western Balkans
Number of travel from Norway to WB x Travel costs
from Norway to WB
Local transportation costs
Per Diem (total)
10 Travel expenditure, In Norway
11 Other operating costs/ Running costs
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220.4
208
213.6
224
236
881.6
260
324
267
343
280
361
295
382
1102
1410
24
42
56
42
72
42
32
42
184
168
9
7
10
12
10
14
10
19
39
52
30
30
30
30
116
86
93
104
0
30
20
0
146
145
143
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112
115
118
108
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12 Sub-total costs
13 Overhead 7,5%. Please specify and justify:
14 PROJECT APPLICATION TO
HERD/AGRICULTURE
I Own funding, including in-kind contributions. Please specify:
II Application to others. Please specify:
III TOTAL COST OF PROJECT
924
69.3
993.3
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993.3
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79.5
1139.5
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1139.5
1130
84.7
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Appendix 2 - Description and time schedule of project activities (Table 1 & Table 2)
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Table 1. Description of the project activities
No Description
1.
2.
Preparation and organization of the First kick-off workshop
Writing of detailed work program including selected educational programs, courses, sites
for visits and field experiments
3. Modification and improvement of teaching courses in classes related to
pastureland/livestock production and plant genetic resources
4. Selection of research subjects for new MSc and PhD theses relevant to the project
5 Open call for student applicants
6. Start of the first year PhD and MSc studies with laboratory and field work
7 Web site design and its activation on-line
8. Writing of Annual report 2012 and Working plan for 2013
9. Preparation and organization of the Second workshop
10. Discussion about results obtained in the first project year and detailed working plan for the
second year
11. Visits to rural areas for presenting project aims, discussing and learning participatory
12. In situ work, registration and photo shooting of accessions, natural and human resources
13. Establishment of field experiments related to pastureland/livestock production and plant
genetic resources
14. Visit of student’s field experiments and practical work
15. Staff exchange visits
16. Examination of students and beginning of submission of their MSc theses
17. Collecting data from village visits and field experiments
18. Maintaining and upgrading of web-site
19. Writing of Annual report 2013 and Working plan for 2014
20. Preparation and organization of the third workshop
21. Discussion about results obtained in the second project year and detailed working plan for
the third year
22. Starting cooperation with extension services (local experts in agriculture)
23. Examination of students and submission of new MSc thesis
24. Joint study meeting with professors, local experts and students
25. Writing and publishing books about pastureland/livestock production and plant genetic
resources
26. Staff exchange visits
27. Promotion and popularization of autochthonous resources and products by pamphlets
28. Dissemination of results to experts and farmers
29. Development of courses related to pastureland/livestock production and plant genetic
resources on-line
30. Maintaining and upgrading of web-site
31. Writing of Annual report 2014 and Working plan for 2015
32. Preparation and organization of the fourth workshop with discussion about results obtained
in the third project year and detailed working plan for the last year
33. Publishing research results in scientific journals
34. Submission of the last MSc and first PhD theses relevant to the project
35. Concluding seminar in a Balkan country to sum up all results
36. Writing of Final report 2012-2015 and Plan for the future work
W - Dec, Jan, Feb; Sp – Mar, Apr, May; S – Jun, Jul, Aug; A - Sep, Oct, Nov
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Time
period
2012s
2012s
2012a
2012a
2012a
2012a
2012a
2012w
2013w
2013sp
2013sp
2013s
2013s
2013s
2013a
2013a
2013a
2013a
2014w
2014w
2014sp
2014sp
2014s
2014s
2014s
2014a
2014a
2014a
2014a
2015w
2015sp
2015sp
2015s
2015a
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Table 2. Time schedule for the project activities and participants in realization of activities
Activity
Month
Participants*
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11
12
Year 2012
1.
N,B,BV,P,L,BL
2.
N,B,
3.
N,B,BV,P,L,BL
4.
N,B,BV,P,L,BL
5.
N,B,BV,P,L,BL
6.
N,B,BV,P,L,BL
7.
N,B,
8.
N,B,
Year 2013
9.
N,B,BV,P,L,BL
10.
N,B,BV,P,L,BL
11.
B,BV,P,L,BL
12.
B,BV,P,L,BL
13.
B,BV,P,L,BL
14.
B,BV,P,L,BL
15.
N,B,BV,P,L,BL
16.
B,BV,P,L,BL
17.
B,BV,P,L,BL
18.
B,
19.
N,B,
Year 2014
20.
N,B,BV,P,L,BL
21.
N,B,BV,P,L,BL
22.
B,BV,P,L,BL
23.
B,BV,P,L,BL
24.
N,B,BV,P,L,BL
25.
N,B,BV,
26.
N,B,BV,P,L,BL
27.
B,BV,P,L,BL
28.
B,BV,P,L,BL
29.
B,BV,
30.
B
31.
N,B,
Year 2015
32.
N,B,BV,P,L,BL
33.
N,B,BV,P,L,BL
34.
N,B,BV,P,L,BL
35.
N,B,BV,P,L,BL
36.
N,B,BV,P,L,BL
* B – University Belgrade Faculty of Agriculture, BV – University Belgrade Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
P – University Prishtina, Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary, L – University of Pristina (replaced in Banja
Luka) Faculty of Agriculture Lesak, BL – University of Banja Luka Faculty of Agriculture, N - Norwegian
University of Life Sciences.
For each year, the project partners will make detailed programme of activities during the meetings and
workshops.
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Appendix 3: CV of project leaders from, UMB, Noragric, Norway (Mensur Vegara and Lars Olav Eik)
HERD/Agriculture Project Application Form
CURRICULUM VITAE
(D AT E : 2012-05- 20)
Mensur VEGARA
March 31, 1955
Married, 2 children
Bosnian & Norwegian
Name:
Date of birth:
Civil status:
Citizenship:
Office address: Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), Noragric, Department for International
Environment and Development Studies, Ås, Norway,
P.O.Box: 5003, N-1432, Ås, Norway, Address: Universitetstunet 1, Tivoli.
Phone: +47 64 96 53 16, Fax: +47 64 96 52 01;
E-mail: [email protected]; URL: http://www.umb.no/noragric
Correspondence address: Office address
FILDS OF COMPETANCE:
Animal breeding, animal production, farming systems; Development Studies, Programme and project coordination and management; Institutional cooperation; Agricultural engineering and consulting.
EMPLOYMENT:
1997 - present
2001 -
Associate Professor / Programme coordinator /Project leader, Norwegian University of Life
Sciences (UMB), Noragric, Department for International Environment and Development
Studies, Ås, Norway
Visiting professor in animal breeding and animal husbandry, Faculty of Veterinary
Medicine, University in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
1998 - Visiting professor in animal breeding and animal husbandry, Faculty of Agriculture, University in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
1994 - 1997
1993 - 1994
Senior Research Scientist/Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Agricultural
University of Norway, Ås, Norway.
Refugee in Bergen, Norway.
(January) (May)
1992 - 1993
(Aug.)
(Janu.)
1991 - 1992
(July)
(Aug.)
1983 - 1991
(July)
(July)
1979 -1983
(July) (July)
1978 - 1979
(June)
(July)
1976 -1978
(Sept.)
(June)
Project coordinator at UPI Invest and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of
Agriculture, University of Sarajevo, B&H.
Project coordinator at UPI Invest and research scientist at the Faculty of
Agriculture, University of Sarajevo, B&H.
Project leader and project coordinator at UPI Invest and research fellow at
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sarajevo, B&H.
Senior assistant on scientific and development projects and production
manager at UPI Institute for Research and Development in Sarajevo,
Department for Cattle Breeding, Butmir - Ilidza, B&H.
Trainee at UPI Institute for Research and Development in Sarajevo, B&H
Department for Cattle Breeding, Butmir - Ilidza, B&H.
Scholarship holder of UPI Institute for Research and Development in Sarajevo, B&H
Department for Cattle Breeding, Butmir - Ilidza, B&H.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Undergraduate, MSc and PhD courses: general animal breeding and animal husbandry for farm animals (cattle, sheep,
goats, pig, horses, poultry and rabbits), domestic animal genetic resources, economical and biological effects of farm
animals selection (animal breeding plans).
EDUCATION:
1991
1985
1978
Doctor Scientiarum (Dr. Sci.), Department of Animal Sciences at Faculty of Agriculture, University of
Sarajevo, (B&H).
Postgraduate study, Master of Science in Agriculture at Faculty ofAgriculture, University of Sarajevo,
(B&H).
B.Sc. (Animal Husbandry), Department of Animal Sciences at Faculty of Agriculture, University of
Sarajevo, (B&H).
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1973
1969
High school in Sarajevo, (B&H).
Primary school in Sarajevo, (B&H).
OTHER TRAINING:
2004
Training course on GIS – Geographical Information System, Agricultural University of Norway, Ås, Norway.
2001/02 Training course on ICT –Information and Communication Technology, Web Side Production and using
ICT in distance education, Agricultural University of Norway, Ås, Norway.
2000
Training course on ICT –Information and Comunication Tehnology, Web Side Production and using ICT
in education, Agricultural University of Norway, Ås, Norway.
2000/01 Training course on university science of education (pedagogy), Agricultural University of Norway, Ås,
Norway.
1996
Training course on hair and skin technology, Research Centre Foulum, Tjele, Denmark.
1995
Training course on cashmere fibre and wool quality, MLURI, Aberdeen, Scotland.
1989
Training course in cattle husbandry, “17thInternational Course on Dairy Farming in Rural Development”,
Wageningen, The Netherlands.
1982
Training course in goat breeding (de l’elevage caprin), ACTIM, Agence pour la coopération technique
industrielle et économique, Paris, France.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES:
Developed/coordinated several ongoing interdisciplinary research projects in South East Europe/West Balkan
(SEE/WB) educational research and training in SEE/WB, 17 academically institutions in Albania, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, Azerbaijan and 15 academically institutions in
Norway.
THESES:
1.
2.
Vegara Mensur (1991) “Development of wool follicles of the Pramenka sheep breed in the age range six to 24
months”, Doctor Scientiarum Thesis No.: 1599/91, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Vegara Mensur (1985) “Profitability of intensive lamb fattening in relation between the way of selling and the
market”, M.Sc Thesis, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
PUBLICATIONS of Mensur Vegara:
TEACHING BOOKS:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Velija Katica, Amela Katica, Vedad Sakic, Nadzida Mlaco, Mensur Vegara, Nazif Varatanovica and Edin
Hamzić. (2010): Felinology, (Orig. Titel: “Osnove Felinologije”). 150 p.p., Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sarajevo, Nacionalna i universutetska biblioteka Bosne i Hercegovine, Sarajevo, ISBN 9789958789069,
Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Muhamed Brka, Mensur Vegara, Enisa Brka, Gunnar Klemetsdal, Janne Karin Brodin and Samir Muhamedagić.
(2008): Introduction to SAS Windows for agronomists, (Orig. Titel: “Uvod u SAS Windows za agronome”). 164
p.p., Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Sarajevo and Norwegian University of Life Sciences
(UMB), Noragric, Department for International Environment and Development Studies and Department of Animal
and Aquaculural Sciences, Ås, Norway, ISBN 9789958597053, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Velija Katica, Vedad Sakic, Azmir Omerovic, Mensur Vegara and Almira Softić. (2008): Dog breeding, (Orig.
Titel: “Uzgoj pasa”). 173 p.p., Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sarajevo and Norwegian University
of Life Sciences (UMB), Noragric, Department for International Environment and Development Studies, Ås, Norway, Promocult, ISBN 9789958789021, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Mila Savić, Slobodan Jovanović, and Mensur Vegara. (2007): Animal Breeding - Farm animals, (Orig. Titel:
“Stocarstvo - Farmske zivotinje”). 306 p.p., Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade and Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), Noragric, Department for International Environment and Development
Studies, Ås, Norway, ISBN 978-86-81043-30-1, Belgrade, Serbia
Koco Porcu, Božidarka Marković, Mensur Vegara and Dragoslav Kocevski (2006): Catalogue of West Balkan
pramenka sheep breed types, 90 p.p., Faculty of Agriculture and Food, University St's. "Cyril and Methodius",
Skopje, University of Montenegro and Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), Noragric, Department for
International Environment and Development Studies, Ås, Norway, ISBN 9989845239, Skopje, FYR Macedonia.
Slobodan Jovanović, Savić Mila and Mensur Vegara. (2005): Animal Breeding, (Orig. Titel: “Stočarstvo”). 231
p.p., Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade and Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB),
Noragric, Department for International Environment and Development Studies, Ås, Norway, ISBN 86-81043-24-2,
Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
Milan Krajinović, Refik Šahinović, Mensur Vegara, and Husein Vilić. (2004): Animal Breeding, (Orig. Titel:
“Osnove Opšteg Stočarstva”). Bihać, Bosnia-Hercegovina; Novi Sad, Serbia og Montenegro & Ås, Norge, 288
p.p., Faculty of Biotehnic, University of Bihać, ISBN 9958-9237-8-5, COBISS.BH-ID 13290758, Bihać, Bosnia &
Herzegovina.
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PUBLICATIONS of Mensur Vegara:
http://www.cristin.no/as/WebObjects/cristin.woa/wa/fres?sort=ar&pnr=317963&la=no&action=sok
1. Antunovic, Zvonko; Maric, Ivica; Steiner, Zdenko; Vegara, Mensur; Novoselec, Josip. (2011): BLOOD METABOLIC PROFILE OF THE DUBROVNIK SHEEP – CROATIAN ENDANGERED BREED. Macedonian Journal
of Animal Science 2011; Volum 1. (1) s. 35-38. Macedonia.
2. Antunovic, Zvonko; Novoselec, Josip; Sauerwein, Helga; Speranda, Marcela; Vegara, Mensur; Pavic, Vatroslav.
(2011): Blood metabolic profile and some of hormones concentration in ewes during different physiological status.
Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science 2011; Volum 17. (5) s. 687-695. Bulgaria.
3. Antunovic, Zvonko; Novoselec, Josip; Speranda, Marcela; Vegara, Mensur; Pavic, Valentina; Mioc, Boro;
Djidara, Mislav. (2011): Changes in biochemical and hematological parameters and metabolic hormones in Tsigai
ewes blood in the first third of lactation. Archiv für Tierzucht / Archives of Animal Breeding 2011 ;Volum 54.(5) s.
535-545. Germany.
4. Antunovic, Zvonko; Speranda, Marcela; Liker, Branko; Vegara, Mensur; Mioc, Boro; Seric, Vatroslav. (2011):
Effect of probiotic supplementation before and after weaning on fattening performance, biochemical parameters,
and acid-base balance of lambs. Tierärztliche Umschau 2011 ;Volum 66.(3) s. 106-111, Germany.
5. Hrkovic, Amina; Hodzic, Aida; Saric, Zlatan; Hamamdzic, Muhidin; Vegara, Mensur; Saljic, Ermin; Juhas-Pasic,
Eva. (2011): Utjecaj kemijskog sastava ovcijeg mlijeka na kemijski sastav Livanjskog i Travnickog sira. Mljekarstvo 2011 ;Volum 61.(2) s. 175-181. Croatia.
6. Satrović, Edin; Rešidbegović, Emina; HadŃiomerović, Zijo; Krkalić, Lejla; Goletić, Tarik; Kavazović, Aida; DŃaja,
Petar; Vegara, Mensur. (2011): Avian Chlamydiosis in wild ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Veterinaria 2011 ;Volum 59.(1-4) s. 21-28. Bosnia and Herzegovina.
7. Satrović, Edin; Rešidbegović, Emina; HadŃiomerović, Zijo; Krkalić, Lejla; Goletić, Teufik; Kavazović, Aida;
DŃaja, Petar; Vegara, Mensur. (2011): Avian Chlamydiosis in Pheasants (Phasinus colchicus) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Veterinaria 2011 ;Volum 59.(1-4) s. 29-36. Bosnia and Herzegovina.
8. Satrovic, Edin; Goletic, Tarik; Residbegovic, Emina; Hadziomerovic, Zijo; Dzaja, Petar; Krkalic, Lejla; Vegara,
Mensur; Cutuk, Amel. (2011): Epizootiological chart of avian chlamydiosis in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Veterinaria 2011 ;Volum 60.(1-2/11) s. 51-68. Bosnia and Herzegovina.
9. Brka Muhamed, Hodzic Aida, Reinshc Norbert, Zecevic Ervin, Dokso Admir, Djedovic Radica, Rukavina Dunja,
Kapur Lejla, Vegara M., Šabanovic Mustafa and Ravic Ivica. (2010): Polymorphism of the kappa-casein gene in
two Bosnian autochthonous cattle breeds. Archiv für Tierzucht/Archives of Animal Breeding, Vol. 53, No. 3. p.p.
277-282, ISSN 0003-9438. Germany.
10. Antunović Zvonko, Novoselec, J., Sauerwein Helga, Vegara M., and Šperanda Marcela, (2010): Blood metabolic
hormones and leptin in growing lambs. Poljopriverda/Agriculture (2010), Vol. 16, No. 2. p.p. 29-34, ISSN 13307142. http://www.pfos.hr/~poljo/sites/default/data/2010_2/06_ANTUNOVIC.pdf Croatia.
11. Antunović Zvonko, Steiner Zdenko, Vegara M., Šperanda Marcela, Steiner Zvonimir, and Novoselec, J. (2010):
Concentration of selenium in soil, pasture, blood and wool of sheep. Acta Veterinaria (Beograd), Vol. 60, No. 2-3.
p.p. 263-271, ISSN 0567-8315. Serbia.
12. Hoda Anila, Vegara M. and Bozgo V. (2010): Biochemical parameters of blood and quality of sheep milk in the
production of autochthonous cheese - Livno and Travnik. Second Balkan Conference on Biology, 50 years University of Plovdiv, Biotechnical & Biotechnology EQ. 24/2010/SE, Plovdiv 21-23.05.2010, Bulgaria.
13. Hrkovic Amina, Hodžić A., Saric Z., Hamamdzic M., Vegara M., Pasic-Juhas E. and Saljic E. (2010): Characteristics of blood biochemical parameters on Bosnia and Herzegovina's Pramenka breed sheep. XXIst ScientificProfessional Conference of Agriculture and Food Industry. Book of Abstracts (2010). p.p. 44-45,29.09 –
02.10.2010., Neum, Faculty of agriculture and food sciences, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
14. Jovanović Slobodan, Savić Mila, Katić R., and Vegara M., (2010): Health control programme in local Lipe sheep.
EAAP – 61st Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science, Book of Abstracts, No. 16 (2010).
p.p. 200, 23 – 27.08.2010. Heraklion, Crete Island, Greece
15. Johansen B. Ida, Muhamedagic S., Lunde G. Ida, Habibovć E., Vegara M., Gjøen H.M., and Øverli Øyvind,
(2010): Experiments in sustainable aquaculture and conservation biology at the Center for Fisheries Neretva Konjic on Boracko Lake, 1st International symposium of fisheries and fishing tourism. Book of Proceedings, No. 1
(2010). p.p. 39-48., Center for Fisheries Neretva - Konjic on Boracko Lake, 23-24.06.2010, Bosnia and Herzegovina
16. Hamzic Adem, Muhamedagic S., Drašković N., Kanlic Vera. and Vegara M., (2010): Water Management in Bosnia and Herzegovina Fisheries - Business Basics, 1st International symposium of fisheries and fishing tourism.
Book of Proceedings, No. 1 (2010). p.p. 123-135., Center for Fisheries Neretva - Konjic on Boracko Lake, 2324.06.2010, Bosnia and Herzegovina
17. Muhamedagic Samir, Hamzic A., Vegara M., Pavličević J., and Cindrak M. (2010): Improvement of the cultivation of commercial and autochthonous fish species in salmonid aquaculture of Federation of B&H, 1st International
symposium of fisheries and fishing tourism. Book of Proceedings, No. 1 (2010). p.p. 77-86., Center for Fisheries
Neretva - Konjic on Boracko Lake, 23-24.06.2010, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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18. Jovanović Slobodan, Vranješ A., Vegara M. and Savić M. (2009): The effects of sustainable dairy farming system
on milk composition and quality. EAAP - 60th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science,
Book of Abstracts, Barcelona, No. 15. p.p. 235, 23 – 28.08.2009. Barcelona, Spain.
19. Savić Mila, Jovanović S., Vegara M. and Vranješ A. (2009): Sustainable livestock production in Serbia mountain
regions. EAAP - 60th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science, Book of Abstracts, Barcelona, No. 15. p.p. 502, 23 – 28.08.2009. Barcelona, Spain.
20. Muhamedagic Samir, Hamzic A., Vegara M., Lelo S., Djug S., Dreskovic N., Omanovic-Miklicanin E., Pavlicevic
J. and Sljuka Senad (2009): Composition of the Fish Population in the Water Basin of the Kupres Municipality.
Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Sarajevo, XX Naucno-Strucna Konferencija
Poljopriverede i Preharambene Industrije, Neum, 29.09-03.10.2009, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
21. Vegara Mensur, Muhamedagic S., Hamzic A., Lelo S., Djug S., Dreskovic N., Omanovic-Miklicanin E.,
Pavlicevic J. and Sljuka Senad (2009): Qualitative-Quantitative Composition og Fish Population of the Kalinovik
Municipality. Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Sarajevo, XX Naucno-Strucna Konferencija
Poljopriverede i Preharambene Industrije, Neum, 29.09-03.10.2009, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
22. Hamzic Adem, Skaramuca B., Muhamedagic S. and Vegara M. (2009): Inpact of Hydroelectric System
Trebisnjica on Agriculture and Ichthyofauna Trebisnjica River Basin. Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences,
University of Sarajevo, XX Naucno-Strucna Konferencija Poljopriverede i Preharambene Industrije, Neum, 29.0903.10.2009, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
23. Hrkovic Amina, Hodžić A., Hamamdzic M., Vegara M., Saric Z., Zahirovic A., Pasic-Juhas E. and Krnic J.
(2009): Characteristics of blood biochemical parameters on Bosnia and Herzegovina's Pramenka breed sheep.
Krmiva, Vol. 51, No. 2. p.p. 117-126, ISSN 0023-4850.
24. Klemetsdal, Gunnar, Andonov S., Boman I. A., Holme I. J., Vukovic V., Vegara M., Svendsen M.. and Ådnøy T.,
(2009): Validering av geiteavlsmodellar, Husdyrforsøksmøtet 2009, Thon Hotel Arena, Lillestrøm, 11-12. February
2009. p.p. 95-97, ISBN 978-82-7479-020-9
25. Hodžić, Aida, Hamamdzic M., Gagic A., Mihaljevic M., Vegara M., Krnic J. and Pasic-Juhas E., (2008): The influence of dietary palm olein, fish oil and lard on the egg yolk and plasma lipid composition, and performances of
laying hens. Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences, Vol. 11, No. 1. p.p. 1-7, ISSN 1505-1773
26. Ćinkulov, Mirjana, Z. Popovski, K. Porco, B. Tanaskovska, A. Hodžić, H. Bytyqi, H. Mehmeti, V. Margeta, R.
Djedović, A. Hoda, R. Trailović, M. Brka, B. Marković, B. Važić, M. Vegara, I. Olsaker and J. Kantanen, (2008):
Genetic diversity and structure of the West Balkan Pramenka sheep types as revealed by microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA analysis. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Vol. 125, No. 6. p.p. 417-426, ISSN 09312668.
27. Bytyqi Hysen, M. Vegara, Gjonbalaj M., Mehmeti H., Gjergjizi H., Miftari I. and Bytyqi N. (2007): Analysis of
consumer behavior in regard to dairy products in Kosovo. Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 46, No. 3. p.p.
311-320, ISSN 0368-1157.
28. Hasanbasić D., Rukavina D., Hodzic A., Brka M., Vegara M. and Hamamdzic M. (2007): Research on spontaneously emerged chromosomal aberrations in the periphery blood lymphocytes in cattle ('busa' breed). Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences, Vol. VII, No. 4, 301-306, Sarajevo, Bosnia &Herzegovina
29. Savić Mila, Jovanović S., Vranješ A. and Vegara M. (2007): The utilization of autochthonous Zackel sheep in sustainable farming in Serbia, EEAP - 58th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production. Book
of abstracts No. 13, p.p. 44, 26 – 29.08.2007. Dublin, Ireland.
30. Bytyqi H., J. Ødegård, M. Vegara, H. Mehmeti, and G. Klemetsdal (2006): Lactation curves and estimated feed
conversion ratios for Simmental, Brown Swiss and Tyrol Grey in Kosovo. Acta agriculturae Scandinavica. Section
A, Animal science. Vol. 56, No. 3, 161-164,
31. Bytyqi H., M. Vegara, H. Mehmeti, M. Kamberi, A. Kryeziu and S. Muji (2006): Comparison of the calf mortality
for Simmental, Brown Swiss and Tyrol Grey breeds in small-scale farming in Kosovo. Works of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sarajevo. Vol. LI, No. 57/3., (UDK 63/66 (058)0808.1/2), 73-82. Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
32. Brka M., Vegara M., Muhamedagić S, Konyali A. and Savas T. (2006): Free type of breeding beef cattle
Works of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sarajevo. Vol. LI, No. 57/3., (UDK 63/66 (058)0808.1/2), 5357. Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
33. Bytyqi H., G. Klemetsdal., J. Ødegård., H. Mehmeti, and M. Vegara (2005): A comparison of the productive, reproductive and body condition score traits of the Simmental, Brown Swiss and Tyrol Grey breeds in smallholder
herds in Kosovo. FAO Animal Genetic Resources Information. Vol. 37, No. 1, 9-20, 2005.
http://dad.fao.org/en/Home.htm
34. Hodžić, Aida, Hamamdžić M., Gagić A., Mihajlović Milena, Krnjić J., Vegara M., Baltić M., Trajkoić Svetlana,
Kadrić M. and Pašić Juhas Eva. (2005): Egg yolk lipid modifications by fat supplemented diets of laying hens.
Acta Veterinaria, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, Vol.55, No. 1, 41-51, 2005. Belgrade,
Serbia and Montenegro.
35. Brka M., Vegara M. and Muhamedagić S. (2004): Applying SAS in animal breeding. II. Simpozij Poljoprivrede,
Veterinarstva, Sumarstva i Biotehnologije sa medunarodnim ucescem, Strategija Razvoja Domace Proizvodnje, 2830 septembar/rujan 2004, Bihac, Bosina i Hercegovina.
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36. Brka M., and Vegara M. (2004): Possibility of DNA analysis in animal breeding. II. Simpozij Poljoprivrede,
Veterinarstva, Sumarstva i Biotehnologije sa medunarodnim ucescem, Strategija Razvoja Domace Proizvodnje, 2830 septembar/rujan 2004, Bihac, Bosina i Hercegovina.
37. Saracevc Lejla, Gradascevic N., Mihalj A., Vegara V., Steiner Z., Muratović S. and Drinić Milanka. (2004):
Radionuklidi u lancu tlo-trava-vuna u BiH i istocnoj Slavoniji. II. Simpozij Poljoprivrede, Veterinarstva, Sumarstva
i Biotehnologije sa medunarodnim ucescem, Strategija Razvoja Domace Proizvodnje, 28-30 septembar/rujan 2004,
Bihac, Bosina i Hercegovina.
38. Steiner Zdenko., Muratović S., Antunović Z., Džomba E., Domaćinović M., Čengić Senada, Vegara M., Steiner
Zvonimir, Šperanda Marcela, Saračević Leila, and Drinić Milanka. (2004): Selenium concentration in soil, plant,
blood and wool of the sheep in Eastern Slavonia and upland area of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 11th International
Conference “Krmiva 2004” – Opatia, 2004. Croatia, 16 -18. 06. 2004, Krmiva, Zagreb, Croatia.
39. Šakić V., Vegara M., Katica V. and Softić Almira. (2004): Body dimensions of kids of crosses F1 generation domestic white and Saanen goat. 12th Congress of Mediterranean Federation for Health and production of Ruminants.
Fe.Me.S.P.Rum, 2004. Istambul, Turkey, 16 - 19. September 2004. Turkey.
40. Šakić V., Brka M., Fejzic N., Vegara M., Katica V. and Softić Almira. (2004): The estimation of lameness dairy
cows by locomotion scoring. Veterinaria, Veterinaria, Periodical on the Animal Production, Faculty of Veterinary
Medicine, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Vol.53, No. 1, 45-52, 2004. Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
41. Savić Mila, Jovanović S., Tralović Ružica and Vegara M. (2004): The rational utilisations of autochthonous breed
in organic farming in Serbia. 1st International Congress on Organic Animal Production and Food Safety, 2004.
Kusadasi, Turkey, 28 April – 1 May 2004. Izmir Regional Chamber of Veterinary Medicine, p.p. 248 -256, Turkey.
42. Muratović S., Steiner Zdenko, Antunović Z., Čengić Senada, Vegara M., Domaćinović M., Saračević Leila, Steiner Zvonimir, Šperanda Marcela and Drinić Milanka. (2003): Selenium utilization by sheep in soil – plant – animal
– continuum in mountain region of Bosnia & Herzegovina and Eastern Slavonia in Republic Croatia. 10th International Conference “Krmiva 2003” – Opatia, 2003. Croatia, 20 -23. 06. 2003, Krmiva, Zagreb, Croatia.
43. Šakić V., Ferizbegović J., Vegara V., Katica V. and Softić Almira. (2003): A dairy cow body condition scoring
system. The First Symposium in Agriculture, Vererinary Medicine and Forestry of Bosnia & Herzegovina, Faculty
of Agriculture, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Faculty of Forestry, University of Sarajevo, 2003. Neum, 14 17. 05. 2003. The Proceedings of First Symposium, p.p.13, Neum, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
44. Muhamedagić S., Brka M., Vegara M., and Dizdarević F. (2003): Beef cattle breeds as a base to incense of beef
production in Bosnia & Herzegovina. The First Symposium in Agriculture, Vererinary Medicine and Forestry of
Bosnia & Herzegovina, Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Faculty of Forestry, University
of Sarajevo, 2003. Neum, 14 -17. 05. 2003. The Proceedings of First Symposium, p.p.55, Neum, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
45. Savić Mila, Vegara M., Tralović Ružica and Jovanović S., (2002): Criteria for milk production under conditions of
organic agriculture. The Fourth Symposium in Animal Clinical Pathology and Therapy. Clinica Veterinaria 2002,
Budva, 10 -14. 06. 2002. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Belgarade, p.p. 68-71, Budva, Yugoslavia.
46. Vegara, M., Važić, B, Dizdarević, F., Muratović, S., Hasković, E., Durmić, Adaleta, and Muhamedagić S., 2001.
Genetic polymorphism of hemoglobin of the Bosnian native Pramenka sheep (Dubska). Contemporary Agriculture
(Savremena poljoprivreda). Herceg Novi, 11-15. 06. 2001. Vol. 50, 3-4 (2001) p.p. 59-62, YU ISSN 0350-1205,
Novi Sad, Yugoslavia.
47. Dizdarević, F., Muratović, S., Važić, B., Vegara, M., Muhamedagić, S. and Biber Almira, 2001. Horse breeding
and perspectives for its development in Bosnia and Herzegovina.. Contemporary Agriculture (Savremena
poljoprivreda). ). Herceg Novi, 11-15. 06. 2001. Vol. 50, 3-4 (2001) p.p. 305-307, YU ISSN 0350-1205, Novi Sad,
Yugoslavia.
48. Dizdarević, F., Vegara, M., Hamamdžić, M., Važić, B. and Adiloviić S., 2001. External and typological
caracteristics of horses from Cazin region. Contemporary Agriculture (Savremena poljoprivreda). ). Herceg Novi,
11-15. 06. 2001. Vol. 50, 3-4 (2001) p.p. 309-313, YU ISSN 0350-1205, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia.
49. Muhamedagic, S., Salkic, A., Dizdarevic, F. & Vegara, M. (1999). External and Typological characteristics of
Bosnian sheperd dog Tornjak. Works of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sarajevo. Vol. XLIV, No.
48/1999., 113-121.
50. Vegara, M., T. Ådnøy, L.O.Eik & N. Standal, (1999). Down production of Norwegian dairy goats. Small Ruminant Research, Volume 33:293-297.
51. Vegara, M. (1993) Postnatal development of wool follicles in pramenka breed. International Proceedings of the
Joint EAAP-CIHEAM-EU-CUZF-MAFRA Symposium on Production of Hides, Skins, Wool and Hair, Adana,
Turkey. Pudoc Scientific Publishers, Wageningen, EAAP Publication No. 56:236-238.
52. Markotic, B., Causevic, Z., Vegara, M., Smajic, A. & Omanovic, H. (1993) The comparative study of wool follicles of pramenka, merinolandschaf and romanov sheep breeds and their crosses. International Proceedings of the
Joint EAAP-CIHEAM-EU-CUZF-MAFRA Symposium on Production of Hides, Skins, Wool and Hair, Adana,
Turkey. Pudoc Scientific Publishers, Wageningen, EAAP Publication No. 56:241-244.
53. Causevic, Z., Markotic, B., Vegara, M., Smajic, A. & Omanovic, H. (1993) Heredity of wool fineness in different
sheep breeds and their crosses. International Proceedings of the Joint EAAP-CIHEAM-EU-CUZF-MAFRA Sym-
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EAAP Publication No. 56:239-241.
Tahirovic, N., Causevic, Z., Vegara, M. & Smajic, A. (1989) Past experience in lamb fattening in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Collection of works of the XIIIth scientific meeting on sheep nutrition. Palic-Subotica, Yugoslavia.
Causevic, Z., Smajic, A., Vegara, M. & Cordas, D. (1989) Inadequate storage of meat and meat products. Agricultural review, year XXXI, No. 1, 2, 3, Sarajevo, B&H.
Causevic, Z., Smajic, A., Omanovic, H. & Vegara, M. (1988) The results of multi-year research on the possibilities of increasing lamb meat production. Agricultural review, year XXX, No. 4, 5, 6, Sarajevo, B&H.
Vegara, M. (1988) Contribution to the knowledge of the wool fineness in pramenka sheep and F1 crosses gained
by mating of pramenka sheep with Würtenberg rams. XI conference: Current situation of wool production in Yugoslavia, Salas, Yugoslavia.
Vegara, M. (1987) Contribution to the knowledge of the economics of fattening repurchased lambs with concentrates. Agriculture review, year XXIX Nr. 1, 2, 3, Sarajevo, B&H.
Vegara, M. (1987) Possibilities for the rise of meat production through intensive fattening of repurchased lambs.
Scientific papers of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sarajevo. Year XXXV, Nr. 39 Sarajevo, B&H.
Jelec, S., Salahovic, K. & Vegara, M. (1982) Fertility of the Swedish landrace sows and the effects of their crossing with Yorkshire boars on a pig farm in Visoko. Collection of scientific papers, VIIth Meeting of Yugoslavia’s
pig breeders. Pristina, Kosovo, Yugoslavia.
Causevic, Z., Vegara, M., Simic, I., & Travar, M. (1982) Possibilities for the production and amelioration of the
lamb meat quality in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Agricultural review, year XXIV No. 5-6, Sarajevo, B&H.
Causevic, Z., Milosevic, A., Antunovic, I., Slijepcevic, B., Tahirovic, N., Jovanovic, D.& Vegara, M. (1980) Research on the development of sheep breeding in the highland-mountainous region of Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Interrepublic and provincial conference on sheep breeding in SFR Yugoslavia, Oherid, Yugoslavia.
OTHER PUBLICATIONS of Mensur Vegara:
63. Vegara, M., T. Ådnøy, L.O.Eik and N. Standal, 1996. Cashmere fibre from Norwegian dairy goats. EAAP - 47th
Annual Meeting, August, Lillehammer, Norway, Book of Abstracts No. 2: 329 pp..
64. Vegara, M., T. Ådnøy, L.O.Eik og N. Standal, (1996). Kasjmirull på norske geiter. (Possibilities of cashmere production in Norway). Husdyrforsøksmøtet, Ås, Norge, s. 88-92.
65. Smajic, A. & Vegara, M. (1992) Preparing of bowels (sausage casings) for households. Agricultural calendar, NIP
“Zadrugar”, Sarajevo, B&H.
66. Vegara, M. (1992) Nipple drinkers for the watering of ruminants. Agricultural calendar, NIP “Zadrugar”, Sarajevo,
B&H.
67. Vegara, M. & Smajic, A. (1992) Machine-milking of sheep. Agricultural calendar, NIP “Zadrugar”, Sarajevo,
B&H.
68. Causevic, Z. & Vegara, M. (1992) Elements for the building of goat sheds on private estates. NIP “Zadrugar”,
Sarajevo, B&H.
69. Vegara, M. (1989) Basic Features of Cattle and Milk Production in Yugoslavia. 17th International Course on Dairy
Farming in Rural Development, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
70. Vegara, M. (1984) Profits from goats. Agricultural calendar, NIRO “Zadrugar”, Sarajevo, B&H.
71. Vegara, M. (1982) Revival of goat rearing. NIRO “Zadrugar”, No. 1762, Sarajevo, B&H.
SCIENTIFIC PROJECTS:
1999. Quality of Norwegian wool - variation of white fibre colour. Department of Animal Sciences, Agricultural
University of Norway, Ås.
1986 - 1991. DC-X -Topic: NP 6.2. Study of the technology and the quality of meat products of the highlandmountainous regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a basis for industrial manufacture. Faculty of Agriculture,
University of Sarajevo, B&H.
1985 - 1990. DC-X - Forming and production of one’s own biologic reproduction materials, conquest of new
technologies and products, insurance of socio-economical and other assumptions for the development of a modern
agriculture and food industry. Topic: 3.U.3. Breeding of domestic fattened sheep. Faculty of Agriculture, University of
Sarajevo, B&H.
1984 - 1990. Biotechnical methods in the intensification of sheep production, subproject A. - Forming of a meaty sheep
type favourable for the highland-mountainous region of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Project of the Yugoslav-American
Committee for scientific and technical cooperation (JF-685-11-USDA). Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sarajevo,
B&H.
STUDIES, PROGRAMMES &OTHER RESEARCH PROJECTS – Programme coordinator /project
leader and as a researcher:
2006 - 2009. Norwegian Co-operation Programme on Research and Higher Education with the countries of the
Western Balkans (CPWB, Project: “Education, Research and Training for Global Environmental Change and
Sustainable Management of Natural Resources in the Western Balkans" (UMB, SIU Project no. 332 015).
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2006 - 2009. UD Norwegian South Eastern Europe (SEE) Programme in Agriculture (2006- 2009:
Implementing Programme: “Institutional collaboration between academic institutions in Agriculture, Forestry and
Veterinary Medicine in Norway and Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia & Montenegro", (UMB, Project no.
332953 for 2006, Project no. 332015 for 2007, Project no. 332048 for 2008 & Project no. 332087 for 2009)
a. Partner institutions in the programme (9 partners in the SEE region and 8 partners in Norway (Implementing period
of 4 years 2006-2009) :
Bosnia & Herzegovina (B & H):
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Banja Luka
Faculty of Forestry, University of Banja Luka
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Mostar
Faculty of Agriculture, University "Dzemal Bijedic" of Mostar
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sarajevo
Faculty of Forestry, University of Sarajevo
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sarajevo
Croatia:
Faculty of Agriculture, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
Serbia and Montenegro:
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Novi Sad
Norway:
Norwegian University of Live Sciences/UMB, Ås through Noragric (coordination, administration),
Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences,
Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science,
Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management,
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences,
Department of Economics and Resource Management,
Noragric, Department for International Environment and Development Studies;
Norwegian Institute of Land Inventory (NIJOS), Ås; and
Norwegian Crop Research Institute (Planteforsk), Ås
Accepted programme for “Institutional Collaboration between Academic Institutions in Norway and Selected Countries
in South Eastern Europe/ West Balkan: Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine” 2006 – 2009
After repeated consultations and preparations during the Pilot period, the original 77 draft project proposals have been
reduced to 9.
Main programme for the 4 years activities (2006 – 2009) with a total of 9 sub-projects and with a total budget of NOK
18.430.000, in average NOK 4.607.000 per year was accepted by UD 04.10.05!
Table 1. Project Proposals by Institutions
The projects are showed in alphabetical order of departments/institutions name!
Institutt for husdyr- og akvakulturvitenskap (IHA) - Responsbile, Prof. Hans-Magnus Gjøen
(Dept. of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, University of Live Sciences, Ås)e-mail: [email protected]
Project
Project title
Duration and budget (1000 NOK)
No.
2006 2007 2008 2009 Total Cost
1
Sustainable selection program for salmonid strains of the river Neretva
520 431 670 670
2 291
2
Novel and local feed components for rainbow trout
345 286 495 495
1 621
Institutt for kjemi, biot. og matvitenskap (IKBM) - Responsbile, Prof. Roger Abrahamsen
(Dept. of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science, University of Live Sciences, Ås) e-mail:[email protected]
Project
Project title
Duration and budget (1000 NOK)
No.
2006 2007 2008 2009 Total Cost
Standardization of Technology and Chemical, Physical and Microbiological
3
Quality Characteristics of Autochthonous White Pickled (Travnički) and Hard
(Livanjski) Cheese in B & H
395 327 480 480
1 682
Institutt for naturforvaltning (INA) - Responsible, Prof. Hans Fredrik Hoen
(Dept. of Ecology and Natural Resource Management, University of Live Sciences, Ås) e-mail: [email protected]
Project
Project title
Duration and budget (1000 NOK)
No.
2006 2007 2008 2009 Total Cost
4
Teaching process improvement at faculties of forestry in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Alignment of syllabus and curriculum with faculties of forestry
which signed Bologna's declaration
570 406 510 410
1 896
Institutt for plante- og miljøvitenskap (IPM) - Responsbile, Prof. Bal Ram Singh
(Dept. of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Live Sciences, Ås) e-mail: [email protected]
Project
Project title
Duration and budget (1000 NOK)
No.
2006 2007 2008 2009 Total Cost
Improving nutritional quality and safety of food and fodder crops in South
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Eastern Europe (SEE) countries
690 538 690 690
2 608
Institutt for økonomi og ressursforvaltning (IØR) - Responsbile, Prof. Roberto Garcia
(Dept. of Economics and Resource Management, University of Live Sciences, Ås) e-mail: [email protected]
Project title
Duration and budget (1000 NOK)
Project
No.
2006 2007 2008 2009 Total Cost
Developing a Joint-MS Program in Agribusiness Economics and Marketing
6
651 480
1 131
Noragric - Responsible, Prof. Mensur Vegara e-mail: [email protected]
(Department for International Environment and Development Studies, University of Live Sciences, Ås)
Project
Project title
Duration and budget (1000 NOK)
No.
2006 2007 2008 2009 Total Cost
Reorientation of Academic Education in Agriculture in SE Europe 7
Curriculum Development in Animal Breeding and Animal Husbandry
470 505 730 685
2 390
NIJOS - Responsible, Prof. Geir-Harald Strand
(Norwegian Institute of Land Inventory, Ås)
e-mail: [email protected]
Project
Project title
Duration and budget (1000 NOK)
No.
2006 2007 2008 2009 Total Cost
GIS and Remote sensing for mapping and monitoring in forestry and
8
370 306 470 470
1 616
agriculture
Planteforsk - Responsbile, PhD. Dag-Ragnar Blystad
(Norwegian Crop Research Institute, Ås)
e-mail: [email protected]
Project title
Duration and budget (1000 NOK)
Project
No.
2006 2007 2008 2009 Total Cost
Plant Health And Genetic Resources in South East Europe
642 556 592 562
2 352
9
Financing: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2006 - Serbia & Kosovo - Scholarship to 3 students for Master’s degree Programme in Applied Aquaculture, Feed
Manufacturing Technology and Food Safety - Project number 2060321. (UMB, Project no. 332 968).
2005 - Serbia - Scholarship: Master's degree Programme in Applied Aquaculture - Project number 2050305. (UMB,
Project no. 332 945)
2004 – 2005. UD (New) Norwegian South Eastern Europe (SEE) Programme in Agriculture:
Pilot Project: “Institutional collaboration between academic institutions in Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary
Medicine in Norway and Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia & Montenegro", (UMB/NLH, Project no. 332921)
a. Financing: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
b. Costs/budget for projects and activities:
The budget for the pilot phase is NOK 535 200, 00 (June 2004 – March 2005)
2002 – 2004. UD Norwegian South Eastern Europe (SEE) Programme in Agriculture (2002 – 2004):
"Competence transfer, institutional contact and cooperation between university faculties of Agriculture,
Forestry and Veterinary Medicine in South Eastern Europe", (NLH, Project no. 332347)
a. Partner institutions in the programme (16 partners in the SEE region and several partners in Norway and Nordic
countries):
Albania: Agricultural University of Tirana
Bosnia & Herzegovina (B & H):
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Banja Luka
Faculty of Forestry, University of Banja Luka
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Mostar
Faculty of Agriculture, University "Dzemal Bijedic" of Mostar
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sarajevo
Faculty of Forestry, University of Sarajevo
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sarajevo
Croatia: Faculty of Agriculture, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
Kosovo: Faculty of Agriculture, University of Prishtina
Macedonia: Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius of Skopje
Serbia and Montenegro:
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade
Faculty of Forestry, University of Belgrade
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Novi Sad
Institute of Biotechnology, University of Montenegro
Norway:
Agricultural University of Norway through Noragric (coordination, administration) and Dep. of Animal and
Aquacultural Sciences; Norwegian Institute of Land Inventory; Norwegian School of Veterinary Science; TINE
Norwegian Dairies BA; Norsvin International AS; Nordic Gene Bank Farm Animals, Ås;
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Finland: MTT Agrifood Research Finland, Jokioinen
Iceland: Agricultural Research Institute, Reykjavik
b. Main objectives and intensions
To improve organising, content and quality of academic education and research in agriculture, veterinary medicine and
forestry to meet the needs of qualified people in post-war rebuilding and to reach the general European level and standards. Create functional and sustainable networks of regional institutions and professionals to support each other and
cooperate for optimal use of limited available resources in the SEE region in a difficult rebuilding situation. As programme intensions are to facilitate collegial cooperation and reconstitute academic networks between the partners in the
SEE area, a broad approach has been chosen with a large number of partners (16) from most SEE geographical areas
and representing most of the different ethnical groups.
c. Main activities in the programme
• Research, education and development projects in the areas of animal sciences, crop and feed production.
• Use of GIS-methods in forestry and agriculture; basis for teaching, research and practical application.
• Support to development of staff and institutions in form of study stays, study material, participation in international meetings, covering of costs for laboratory analysis etc. related to M.Sc. and Ph.D. thesis work, guest lecturing and some equipment purchase.
• Web based teaching/training, information and communication; own web site for the programme.
• Support to regional networks, professional meetings and professional/institutional cooperation on utilising laboratories and other joint methods and facilities.
• Workshop and courses for advisers, administrators and others dealing with practical agriculture.
d. Financing: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
e. Costs/budget for projects and activities included in the SEE Program (in 000 NOK)
Budget
Granted
Granted
TOTAL
No.
Title of project
2002
2003
2004
2002-2004
Project 1. Coordination and institutional development
900
640
900
2 440
Project 2. Unification and improving of selection of domestic
927
550
927
2 404
animals in South Eastern Europe
Project 3. Identification and conservation of animal genetic
740
657
740
2 137
resources in South Eastern Europe
Project 4. Selenium, heavy metals and radionucleids in soil –
397
357
397
1 151
plants – animals continuum
Project 5. Improving forage quality and preserving
448
355
448
1 251
biodiversity on permanent grasslands
Project 6. (GIS based) Decision support techniques for
560
671
560
1 791
advanced monitoring and management in agriculture,
forestry and veterinary medicine
Initiating costs for including Albania in SEE Programme
200
170
53
53
Administration at Noragric (5%)
200
570
TOTAL COSTS OF SEE PROGRAMME
4 172
3 400
4 225
11 797
1999. UD (Norwegian Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs), UD - TEMPUS Project in Bosnia & Herzegovina;
BHXY9322, Reorientation of Academic Education in Agriculture in B&H, Vegara, M.& Sjøflot, L.). Ås, NLH,
Noragric.
1997-1998. NORAD (Norwegian Development Aid), “Assistance for restoring-reconstructing of on agricultural
extension service and training program for commercial agriculture production in Sarajevo” B&H, (Vegara, M.). Ås,
NLH, Noragric.
1997-1998. NORAD (Norwegian Development Aid), “Training program for commercial forestry in Sarajevo canton”,
B&H, (Vegara, M.& Strømstad, T.B.). Ås, NLH, Noragric.
1997-1999. The World Bank “Bosnia and Herzegovina - Emergency Wood supply and Forest Management Project”,
B&H, Ås, NLH, Noragric.
1996. Gjenoppbygging av landbruk i Trnovo kommune - Rebuilding of agricultural production in Trnovo township,
B&H, (Vegara, M.). Ås, NLH, Noragric.
1996. Gjenoppbygging av fjørfeproduksjon i Sarajevo - Rebuilding of poultry production in Sarajevo, B&H, (Vegara,
M.). Ås, NLH, Noragric.
1996. Gjenoppbygging og reorganisering av melkeproduksjonsbruk i Sarajevo - Rebuilding and reorganisation milk
production in Sarajevo, B&H, (Vegara, M.). Ås, NLH, Noragric.
1996. Gjenoppbygging av avlsorganisering og bevaring av genetiske resursser for husdyr i Bosnia-Herzegovina Rebuilding the agricultural extension service and conservation of genetic resources of farm animals in Bosnia &
Herzegovina. (Vegara, M.). ÅS, NLH, Noragric.
1996. Gjenoppbygging av Jordbruksfakultetet ved Universitetet i Sarajevo - Rebuilding the Faculty of Agriculture,
University of Sarajevo. (Vegara, M.). Ås. NLH, Noragric.
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1995. Landbruks- og distriksutvikling i Bosnia-Herzegovina - Agriculture and rural development in Bosnia &
Herzegovina. (Sjøflot, L., Valen, S.Y.J. og Vegara, M.). Agricultural University of Norway, Noragric, Centre for
International Environment and Development Studies), Ås, Norway. (Ås, NLH, Noragric).
1995. Gjenoppbygging av ull-laboratoriet ved Institutt for husdyrfag. (Rebuilding the Wool Quality Laboratory at the
Department of Animal Sciences), Agricultural University of Norway. Ås, Norway.
1995-1998. Norwegian Cashmere Fibre Goat Project. Department of Animal Sciences, Agricultural University of
Norway. Ås, Norway.
1995-1996. The Nordic Gene Bank for Farm Animals. Department of Animal Sciences, Agricultural University of
Norway. Ås, Norway.
1991. Possibilities for the development of sheep and goat breeding in the area of the commune Trnovo township.
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sarajevo, B&H.
1991. Investment programme for the acquisition of a basic flock for the DP Brown coal mine, Tito Banovici. Faculty of
Agriculture, University of Sarajevo, B&H.
1990. Investment programme for strengthening the Pale farm co-operative. Pale, B&H. especially within the private
sector.
1990. Investment programme for the cultivation of agricultural land with production projections for SP UPI DP
“Ergela” Borike, Rogatica. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sarajevo, B&H.
1990. Investment programme for the building of broiler farms within the private sector of the Pale farm co-operative.
Pale, B&H.
1990. Investment programme for the cultivation of agricultural land with production projections for SIP “Planinsko”
Han Pijesak. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sarajevo, B&H.
1990. Investment programme for the cultivation of agricultural land and the enlargement of the Kalinovik sheep farm.
UPI “Invest”, Sarajevo, B&H.
1989. Organisation and technology of sheep production on the Kozlovac farm of the District Prison, Tuzla, business
unit “Preporod”. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sarajevo, B&H.
1989. Organisation and technology of sheep production on the Datelji farm of the district Prison Sarajevo, business unit
“Miljacka”. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sarajevo, B&H.
1988. Engineering for sheep production project for the Middle East, North Africa and subtropical regions. UPI “Invest”,
Sarajevo, B&H.
1986. Improvement of sheep production in the Vlasic region. Faculty of Agriculture,University of Sarajevo, B&H.
1986. Organisation and technology of sheep production on the Vlahovici farm, RO “Rudar”, OOK Kakanj. Faculty of
Agriculture, University of Sarajevo, B&H.
1985. Production of fattened lambs in Yugoslavia intended for export. UPI “Invest”, Sarajevo, B&H.
1985 Industrial production of fattened lambs in Kenya intended for export. UPI “Invest”, Sarajevo, B&H.
1984. Production technology for the model of the UPI sheep farm capacity 5000 fertile sheep. UPI “Invest”, Sarajevo,
B&H.
CONFERENCE/SEMINARS ATTENDED:
2009. 60th Annual Meeting of the EAAP- European Association for Animal Production in Barcelona, from the 23th to
the 28th August 2009. Sustainable livestock production in Serbia moountain regions. & The effects of sustainable dairy
farming system on milk somposistion and quality.
2009. SIU, Bergen, Konferanser/seminarer : Samarbeid innen høgre utdanning mellom Norge og Russland. 16. feb 19. feb. 2009, St. Petersburg, Russia.
2009. Husdyrforsøksmøtet (The large biannual meeting for animal husbandry advisers and teachers of Norway),
February 14-15. Thon Hotel Arena, Lillestrøm, Norway.
2008. SIU, Bergen, Konferanser/seminarer : “Building Bridges – Making Partnerships between Iceland, Norway and
Poland”. 01 - 04. October. 2008, Gdansk, Poland.
2007. 58th Annual Meeting of the EAAP- European Association for Animal Production in Dublin from the 26th to the
29th August 2007. The utilization of autochthonous Zackel sheep in sustainable farming in Serbia.
2007. NJF's 23rd Congress, Trends and Perspectives in Agriculture, 26-29 June 2007., The Royal Agricultural and
Veterinary University, KVL, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2007. Husdyrforsøksmøtet (The large biannual meeting for animal husbandry advisers and teachers of Norway),
February 14-15. Thon Hotel Arena, Norway.
2006. Preparation and carried out workshop in Sarajevo, 20 - 22 January 2006. Workshop for preparation of final project
activities, budgets and activity plans for 2006, within the Norwegian - South Eastern Europe (SEE) Programme:
“Institutional Collaboration Between Academic Institutions in Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine In Norway
and Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia & Montenegro” - 9 projects for 2006.
2005. Preparation and carried out workshop in Sarajevo, 09-10.11.05. Bologna Declaration – Quality Reform of Higher
Education. The Norwegian approach to Bologna implementation: The quality reform and Institutional collaboration
between academic institution in Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine in Norway and B&H, S&M and
Croatia, 2006-2009.
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2005. Husdyrforsøksmøtet (The large biannual meeting for animal husbandry advisers and teachers of Norway),
February 7-8. Quality Hotel, Sarpsborg , Norway.
2004. 1st International Congress on Organic Animal Production and Food Safety, Kusadasi, Turkey, 18.04.2004. The
rational utilisations of autochthonous breed in organic farming in Serbia.
2003. NJF's 22nd Congress, Nordic Agriculture in Global Perspective, 1-4 July 2003. Turku, Finland.
2002. Husdyrforsøksmøtet (The large biannual meeting for animal husbandry advisers and teachers of Norway),
February 13-14. NLH, Ås, Norway.
2001. Norwegian-Balkan Project – Pilot Project “Updating academic education and research in agriculture in SouthEastern Europe” Workshop, Mostar - Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 31.08-05.09. 2001.
2001. Norwegian-Balkan Project – Pilot Project “Updating academic education and research in agriculture in SouthEastern Europe” Workshop, Teslic - Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 10. - 15.03. 2001.
2000. National Conference “Meeting Place Oslo”. The role of universities in regional stabilization and democratization.
Oslo, Norway, 6-7 November 2000.
2000. Husdyrforsøksmøtet (The large biannual meeting for animal husbandry advisers and teachers of Norway),
February 15-16. NLH, Ås, Norway.
1999. Seminar; Verdiskapende geitehold / the value added in the goat husbandry, Aurland, Norway, 7.09.1999.
1999. XXI Kongres, Nordisk Jordbruk og Samfunn / Nordic Agriculture and Society, Ås,Norway, 28.06.01.07.1999.
1998. The Association of European Universities (CRE) / Academic Task Force (ATF) Sarajevo. “Contributions to the
Sustainable Development of Higher Education in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Sarajevo - Curriculum Development in
Agriculture”, (B&H). June 25.-27.
1998. Husdyrforsøksmøtet (The large biannual meeting for animal husbandry advisers and teachers of Norway),
February 10-11. NLH, Ås, Norway.
1998. Conference of the International Supporting Group for rebuilding the Faculty of Agriculture, University of
Sarajevo (B&H), Sarajevo. Feb. 26 - March 1.
1997. RRR Seminar: Jobbskaping og gjenoppygging i Bosnia-Hercegovina (Employment Creations and Rebuilding of
Bosnia & Herzegovina), Kristiansand, Norway. October 10.
1997. The Association of European Universities (CRE) / Academic Task Force (ATF) Sarajevo. “Academic and
Institutional Restoration of Universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, Sarajevo - Curriculum Development in
Agriculture”, B&H. April 30.-May 3.
1996. The 47th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production (EAAP), Lillehammer, Norway.
August 25.-29.
1996. Husdyrforsøksmøtet (The large biannual meeting for animal husbandry advisers and teachers of Norway),
February 14-15. NLH, Ås, Norway.
1991. International Proceedings of the Joint EAAP-CIHEAM-EU-CUZF-MAFRA Symposium on Production Hides,
Skins, Wool and Hair, Adana, Turkey. November 2.-6.
1989. The 13th Scientific Proceedings of Sheep Nutrition, Palic-Subotica, Vojvodina, Yugoslavia. April 27.-29.
1988. The 11th Proceedings of the “Current situation of wool production in Yugoslavia”, Salas, Serbia, Yugoslavia.
September 21.-23.
1982. The 7th Meeting of Yugoslavia’s pig breeders, Pristina, Kosovo, Yugoslavia. May 09.11.
1980. Interrepublic and provincial conference on sheep breeding in SFR Yugoslavia, Ohrid, Macedonia, Yugoslavia.
May 11. -15.
REPORTS RELATED TO PROJECTS:
Larsen, T. S., Vegara, M., Tronsmo, Anne-Marte, Thuen, E., UMB, Noragric, November 2010. Final Report:
Identification and development of academic partnerships between Azerbaijan and Norway in agriculture and related
sciences, 2009-2010. MFA Project AZE-09/026, (UMB, UD Project no. 332 102)
Vegara, M., Larsen, T. S., Gjøen, H-M., Abrahamsen, R., Hofstad, O., Frivold, L. H., Singh, B.R., Klemetsdal, G.,
Strand, G-H., Blystad, D-R. & Asdal, Å., UMB, Noragric, February 2010. Report for Institutional Collaboration
between Academic Institutions in Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine in Norway and Bosnia &
Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia from 2006 to 2009. Programme Activities in 2009. MFA Project RER-08/007,
05/00396-24, (UMB, UD Project no. 332 087; 09/616-55).
Vegara, M., Tronsmo, Anne-Marte, Thuen, E., UMB, Noragric, November 2009. Report from a fact finding mission to
Azerbaijan, from 06 to 14 November 2009. Identification and development of academic partnerships between
Azerbaijan and Norway in agriculture and related sciences.
Vegara, M., Larsen, T. S., Gjøen, H-M., Kiessling, A., Abrahamsen, R., Hofstad, O., Frivold, L. H., Singh, B.R.,
Klemetsdal, G., Strand, G-H., Blystad, D-R. & Asdal, Å., UMB, Noragric, February 2009. Report for Institutional
Collaboration between Academic Institutions in Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine in Norway and Bosnia
& Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia from 2006 to 2009. Programme Activities in 2008. MFA Project RER-08/07,
05/00396-24, (UMB, UD Project no. 332 048).
Vegara, M., Larsen, T. S., Gjøen, H-M., Kiessling, A., Abrahamsen, R., Hofstad, O., Frivold, L. H., Singh, B.R.,
Garcia, R., Klemetsdal, G., Strand, G-H., Blystad, D-R. & Asdal, Å., UMB, Noragric, December 2007. Report for
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Institutional collaboration between academic institutions in Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine in Norway
and Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia 2006 2009 Second Year of Programme Activities 2007, MFA Projekt
nr. 2070061; (UMB, UD Project no. 332 015).
Vegara, M., Larsen, T. S., Gjøen, H-M., Kiessling, A., Abrahamsen, R., Hofstad, O., Frivold, L. H., Singh, B.R.,
Garcia, R., Klemetsdal, G., Strand, G-H., Blystad, D-R. & Asdal, Å., UMB, Noragric, December 2006. Report for
Institutional collaboration between academic institutions in Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine in Norway
and Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia 2006 - 2009 First Year of Programme Activities - 2005/2006, MFA
Projekt nr. 2050303; (UMB, UD Project no. 332 953).
Holm-Hansen, J., Vegara, M., Larsen, T. S., Andonov, S., Bošev, D. & Selimi, F., UMB, Noragric, Noragric Report
No. 34. September 2006. Review of Norges Vel's Agricultural Projects in Kosovo and Macedonia during the period
2002-2006.
Vegara, M., Larsen, T. S. & Jørgensen, I. UMB, Noragric, February 2005. Report for Norwegian South Eastern Europe
(SEE) Programme in Agriculture 2005- 2010, Pilot Project: "Institutional collaboration between academic institutions in
Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine in Norway and Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia &
Montenegro", (NLH, Project no. 332921)
Sjøflot, L., Valen, S.Y.J., Vegara, M. mai 1996. Etterutdanningskurs i landbruk for bosniere i Norge. ( Up-grading
course in agriculture for Bosnian refugees in Norway - Course at NLH). Kurs ved NLH, 15-26 april 1996. Øst-Europa
rapport nr. 49, 29 s., Ås, NLH, Noragric.
Sjøflot, L., Valen, S.Y.J., Vegara, M. Oktober 1996. Grunnlag for etablering av tilbakevendingsprojsjekter i BosniaHerzegovina. (Basics for establishing the repatriation projects in Bosnia & Herzegovina). Rapport fra besøk i BosniaHerzegovina 02.06.-17.06.1996. Øst-Europa rapport nr. 52, 60 s., Ås, NLH, Noragric.
Vegara, M. og Sjøflot, L. June 1997. Visit and work in Bosnia & Herzegovina 29 April - 12 May 1997. Report 16 pp. 5
appendices. Ås, NLH, Noragric.
Vegara, M. og Sjøflot, L. (By Supporting Group), June 1997. Rebuilding and restarting of the Faculty of Agriculture of
the University of Sarajevo 1997. Report 12 pp. Ås, NLH, Noragric.
Vegara, M., Sjøflot, L. & Strømstad, T.B. December 1997. Visit and work in Bosnia & Herzegovina, 06-16.12.1997.
Report 11 pp. Ås, NLH, Noragric.
Sjøflot, L. & Vegara, M. February 1996. Slutterapport fase 1-3 av prosjektet: “Landbruk og distriktsutvikling i BosniaHerzegovina”. (Finally report of 1-3 phases of the project: “ Agriculture and rural development in Bosnia &
Herzegovina”. Rapport 16 s., Ås, NLH, Noragric.
LANGUAGES:
Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian (mother tongue)
Norwegian (speaking = excellent; reading = excellent; writing = excellent)
English (speaking = good; reading = good; writing = good)
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Curriculum Vitae: Lars Olav Eik
Current Positions
Professor, Small Ruminant Nutrition & Production Systems / Tropical
Animal Husbandry, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Noragric
(80% position) and Department for Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, IHA (20% position), University of Life Sciences (UMB)
Personal details
Name: Eik, Lars Olav
Date of Birth: March 27th 1955
Place & Country of Birth: Kvinnherad, Norway
Marital Status: Married
Number of children: Three (two daughters and a son)
Institutional address: Noragric, UMB, P. O. Box 5003, NO 1432, Aas, Norway
Tel: +4764965200
Mobile: +47 48222005
E-mail: [email protected]
Educational Background: PhD in Animal Science, UMB, 1991, professor UMB, 2011
Employment and Academic Ranks:
January 2011-: Programme Coordinator at Noragric for I. “The CCIAM-Programme”, which is a
joint research programme on climate changes issues) between UMB, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) and other collaborating universities in Tanzania and II. “The EPINAV-Programme”
which is a corresponding programme between SUA in Tanzania and UMB/ NVH/Bioforsk dealing
with enhancing pro-poor innovations in natural resources and agricultural value-chains.
January 2005-: Programme Coordinator (50% position) at Noragric – UMB for the
“PANTIL-Programme” (a joint research programme) between UMB and Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania.
November 1990-: Associate Professor at IHA-UMB in Small Ruminant nutrition &
Production Systems / Tropical Animal Husbandry.
Supervisor for UMB-registered PhD-students:
Berhane, G., Mekelle University, Ethiopia: 2001-2005; Tesfay; Y., Mekelle University, Ethiopia:
2004-2008; Nurfeta, A., Hawassa University, Ethiopia: 2004-2008; Mushi, D. Sokoine University of
Agriculture, Tanzania: 2006-2009; Woldemariam, A.A., Hawassa University, Ethiopia: 2006-; Safari, J., Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania: 2007- ; Chilera, F.C., Bunda University of Malawi, Malawi: 2007-; Gebremikael, M.B., Mekelle University, Ethiopia: 2009-; Selemany, I.,
Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania: 2009- ; Etana D., Hawassa University, Ethiopia: 20052009; Lind, V., Bioforsk-Tjøtta: 2004-; Mwaseba, D.: 2009Out-reach activities:
Entrepreneurship and collaboration with farmers and industry is a main focus for my work. The
most important project-involvements are as follows:
1983-: Introducing Norwegian Dairy Goats in Tanzania (References: Fred Johnsen,
UMB; Prof. J.A. Matovelo, Sokoine University of Agriculture).
1985-: Production Systems for meat production on goats in Norway and marketing of
goats meat (Reference: Torleif Bjella, Leader Nortura Niche Markets).
1995-: Using goats for landscaping purposes (Reference: Morten Clemetsen, Aurland Nat.verk,).
1995-2005: Work on improving the annual distribution of goat’s milk in Norway, introducing
the new “Snøfrisk-Cheese” (Reference: Ingrid Haug, TINE).
1994 - Work on introducing cashmere goats and marketing of products (References: Ola
Rygg, Gol, Norsk Kasjmirlag and Signe Aarhus, Oleana Textile Designer Company).
2002 -: Marketing small ruminant’s meat to the Muslim community in Norway
(Reference: Torleif Bjella, Leader Nortura Niche Markets, Alfathi Brand).
2002-: Improving quality of lamb’s meat in Norway, introducing the concept of
“mountain flavour” on meat (Reference: Torleif Bjella, Leader Nortura Niche Markets).
Peer-reviewed articles, 2005-2009
Ådnøy T., A. Haug O. Sørheim, M. S. Thomassen, Z. Varszeg and L. O. Eik, 2005.
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Grazing on mountain pastures - does it affect meat quality in lambs? Livestock Producion Sciences, vol. 94,
Issues 1-2: 25-31.
Berhane,G., L. O. Eik, 2006a. Effect of vetch (Vicia sativa) hay supplementation on performance of Begait and
Abergelle goats in northern Ethiopia. Milk yield and composition. Small Ruminant Research, vol. 64: 225232.
Berhane,G., L. O. Eik, 2006b. Effect of vetch (Vicia sativa) hay supplementation to Begait and Abergelle goats in
northern Ethiopia. II. Reproduction and growth rate. Small Ruminant Research, vol. 64: 233-240.
Berhane,G., L. O. Eik, 2006c. Effect of vetch (Vicia sativa) hay supplementation to Begait and Abergelle goats in
northern Ethiopia III. Forage selection and behaviour. Small Ruminant Research, vol. 64: 241-246.
Berhane, G., L.O. Eik and. A. Tolera, 2006. Chemical composition and in vitro gas production of vetch (Vicia sativa)
and some browse and grass species in northern Ethiopia. African Journal of Range and Forage Science, vol.
23 (1): 69-75.
Safari, J.; D.E. Mushi, L. A. Mtenga; L.O. Eik; G.C. Kifaro; V.R. M. Muhikambele; E.E. Ndemanisho; A.D. Maeda
Machang’u; A.A. Kassuku; E.N. Kimbita and M. Ulvund, 2005. A note on growth rates of local goats and
their crosses with Norwegian goats at village level in Tanzania. Livestock Research for Rural Development
(LRRD).
Vol. 17, Art. 47. Retrieved April 12, from http://www.cipav.org.co/lrrd/lrrd17/4/safa17047.httm
Kifaro, G.C., L.O. Eik, L.A. Mtenga, D.E. Mushi, J. Safari, A. A. Kassuku, E.N. Kimbita, A. D. Maeda- Machang’u,
N.L. Kanuya, V.R.M. Muhikambele, E. Ndemanisho and M.J. Ulvund, 2007. The Potential use Artificial
Insemination in Sustainable Breeding of Dairy Goats in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Norwegian
Dairy Goats in Tanzania. Tanzania J. of Agricultural Sciences, Vol. 8 (1): 19 - 24.
Tibezinda M. and L.O. Eik, 2007. Meat goats and their utilization of browse forage. Tanzania Journal of
Agricultural Sciences, Vol. 8 (2): 203 - 220.
Safari, J.; L. A. Mtenga; L.O. Eik; G.C. Kifaro; F. Sundstøl and F.H. Johnsen, 2008. Analysis of three goat
production systems and their contribution to food security in semiarid areas of Morogoro, Tanzania. Livestock Research for Rural Development 20 (5) http://www.cipav.org.co/lrrd/lrrd20/5/safa17074.httm6
Eik, L.O., G.C. Kifaro, S.M. Mushi, D.E., L.O. Eik, J.E. Haugen, O. Sørheim T. Ådnøy and J.E. Haugen, 2008.
Effect of animal sex and time of slaughter on sensory quality of meat from Norwegian lamb. Acta
Agriculturae Scand. Section A, 58: 31-36.
Mushi, D.E., L.O. Eik, O. Sørheim and T. Ådnøy, 2008. Effect of concentrate feeding systems, genotype and sex on
productive performance and meat quality of Norwegian lambs. Acta Agriculturae Scand. Section A, 58: 2330.
Mushi, D. E., Mtenga, L.A., Eik, L.O., 2007. Some factors affecting the quality of meat from ruminants and their
relevance to the Tanzanian meat industry – review. Tanzania Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Vol. 8
(2):173-192.
Eik, L.O., Kiango,Ø. M. Nordhagen, J. Safari and L.A. Mtenga, 2008. Productivity of
goats and their contribution to household food security in high potential areas of East Africa: A case of
Mgeta, Tanzania. African Journal of Food Agriculture and Development (AJFAND), vol.8 (3): 278-290.
Mushi, D.E., L.O. Eik, O. Sørheim, T. Ådnøy, 2008. Suitability of Norwegian short-tail lambs, Norwegian dairy and
Cashmere goats for meat production – carcass,
meat chemical and sensory characteristics. Meat Science, Vol. 80 (3): 842-85.
Debela, E., R. Salte and L.O.Eik. Effect of supplementing tanniniferous forages to a basal diet of grass hay on feed
intake, digestibility, nitrogen metabolism and live weight change of
Haemonchus contortus infected goats. Being reviewed in Journal of Livestock Sciences,
14.09.09.
Debela, E., R. Salte and L.O.Eik. Nutritive value of morphological fractions of Sesbania sesban and Desmodium
intortum. Being reviewed in Animal Feed Science and Technology, 14.09.09.
Asheim L.J., L.O. Eik and M.E. Sabrie, 2010. Production of goat Meat for the Halal Market.
Tanzania Journal of Agricultural Sciences, In Press.
Weiby, K. V. , M. Mo, E. J. Mtengeti, N. A. Urio, L. O. Eik and J. Safari, 2009.A combination
of urea and lime as agent for straw treatment in Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Agricultural Sciences, In
Press.
Safari, J., D.E. Mushi, L.A. Mtenga, G.C. Kifaro and L.O. Eik, 2009. Effects of
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concentrate supplementation on carcass and meat quality attributes of feedlot finished Small East African
goats. Livestock Science. 125:266-274.
Mo, M., K. V. Weiby, N. A. Urio, E. J. Mtengeti, L. O. Eik, F. Sundstøl and J. Safari, 2009.
Trends in upgrading crop residues for ruminant feeding. Tanzania Journal of Agricultural Sciences, In Press.
Safari, J., D.E. Mushi, L.A Mtenga, G.C. Kifaro and L.O. Eik, 2009. Growth, carcass and non
carcass yields of Small East African goats and Red Maasai sheep fed wheat straw –based
diets. Being reviewed in Journal of Livestock Sciences,14.09.09.
Safari, J., D.E. Mushi, L.A Mtenga, G.C. Kifaro and L.O. Eik, 2009. Carcass composition and
meat quality attributes of Small East African goats and Red Maasai sheep fed wheat
straw-based diets. Being reviewed in Journal of Livestock Sciences, 14.09.09.
Lind, B., J. Berg, L.O. Eik, J.M. Mølmann, E. Haugland, M. Jørgensen and M. Hersleth, 2009.
Meat quality of lamb: Pre-slaughter fattening on cultivated or mountain range pastures. Meat Science 83 (4),
p. 706.
Mushi, D.E., J. Safari, L.A. Mtenga, G.C. Kifaro, L.O. Eik, 2009. Growth and distribution of non-carcass
components of Small East African and F1 Norwegian crossbred goats under concentrate diets. Livestock Science, 126:80-86.
Mushi, D.E., J. Safari, L.A. Mtenga, G.C. Kifaro, L.O. Eik, 2009. Effects of concentrate levels on fattening
performance, carcass and meat quality attributes of Small East African x Norwegian crossbred goats fed low
quality grass hay. Livestock Science, 124:148-155.
Mushi, D.E., M.S. Thomassen and G.C. Kifaro and L.O. Eik, 2010. Fatty acids composition of minced meat,
longissimus muscle and omental fat from Small East African goats finished on different levels of concentrate
supplementation. Meat Science, 86:337-342.
Haug, A., Christophersen, O.A., Kinabo, J., Kaunda, W. and L.O. Eik, 2010. Use of dried Kapenta (Limnothrissa
miodon and Stolothrissa tanganicae) and other products based on whole fish for complementing maizebased diets. African Journal of food agriculture, nutrition and development, vol. 10, no5, May 2010, ISSN
16845374, online-23pp.
Safari, J., Mushi, D.E., Mtenga, L.A., Kifaro, G.C., Eik, L.O. (2011). Growth, carcass and meat quality parameters
of Red Maasai sheep fed wheat straw- based diets. Tropical Animal Production and Health, 43 (1): 87-89.
Safari, J., Mushi, D.E., Mtenga, L.A., Kifaro, G.C., Eik, L.O. (2011). Growth, carcass and meat quality parameters of
Small East African goats fed wheat straw- based diets. Livestock Science, 135 (2): 168 - 176.
Safari, J., Mushi, D.E., Kifaro, G.C., Mtenga, L.A., Eik, L.O. , 2011. Seasonal variation in chemical composition of
native forages, grazing behaviour and some blood metabolites of Small East African goats in a semi-arid area
of Tanzania. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 164 (1-2), p. 62
Lind, B., J. Berg, Eilertsen, S.V., Hersleth and L.O. Eik, 2011. Effect of gender on meat quality in lamb from
extensive and intensive grazing systems when slaughtered at the end of growing season. Meat Science (2), p.
305.
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Institution from WB: Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, CV of Project leader (Savo Vuckovic)
Curriculum vitae
Familly and First name
Present residence
Telephone
E-mail
Date/place of birth
Education
Present employment
Position
Training
and experiance
List membership in
professional societies
Area of scientific interest
References total
3-10 most important recent
references
Vuckovic Savo
Bulevar Zorana Djindjica 123, 11000 Belgrade,Serbia
+381 64 20 30 746
[email protected]
21. 08. 1964 / Silas (Croatia)
1988. Osijek University / BSc. in Agriculture
1993. Belgrade University/ MSc. in Agriculture
1995. Belgrade University / PhD in Agriculture
Faculty of Agriculture, Belgrade
Full Professor in Grasslands and Forage crops
Short study visits (Hungary, India)
1996, Timirjazev academy, Moscow
International scientific meetings (Hungary, Bulgaria) and Short study visits (Norway)
- Serbian society for forage crops and grasslands
- Forage legumes special interest group
- British grassland society
Forage crops, Grasslands, Turfgrass
5 Books, over 150 scientific papers, About 100 national and 50 international papers,
2 cultivars of Alfalfa, 1 cultivar of Birdsfoot trefoil, 1 cultivar of Sainfoin and 1
cultivar of Red Clover
1. Simic, A., Vuckovic, S., Maletic Radojka, Sokolovic, D., DJordjevic, N. (2009):
Impact of Seeding rate and Interrow Spacing on Italian Ryegrass for Seed in the First
Harvest Year. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, Vol.33, No. 5, 425-433
2. Vuckovic, S., Stojanovic, Ivana, Prodanovic, S., Cupina, B., Zivanovic, T., Vojin,
S. and Jelacic Slavica: Morphological and nutritional properties of birdsfoot trefoil
(Lotus corniculatus L.) autochthonous populations in Serbia and Bosnia and
Herzegovina. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. Volume 54, page 421-428,
Number 2 / March, 2007.
3. Vuckovic, S. Stojanovic, I. Prodanovic, S. Cupina, B. Zivanovic, T. Vojin, S.
Jelacic, S.: Nutritional properties of sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia Scop.)
autochthonous populations in Serbia and B&H. Cereal Research Communications.
(2006) Vol. 34, No 1, page 829-832.
References – Dr Savo Vuckovic (Project leader)
Scientific papers:
1. Simic, A., Vuckovic, S., Nedic, M., Vuckovic M.: Influence of Post-harvest Burning Date and Term of N Apllication
on Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) seed yield. Grassland Scince in Europe, 7, 354-356. 2002.
2. Vuckovic M., Vuckovic, S., Simic, A., Petrovic, R., Mladenovic, G.: Influence of row spacing and sowing rate on
meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis Huds.) seed yield and germination in Western Srem. Grassland Scince in Europe 7,
488-489. 2002.
3. Vuckovic, S., Simic, A., Jakovljevic, M., Petrovic, R., Mladenovic, G. and Marina Vuckovic: Forage yield and
quality of perennial ryegrass as affected by different rates of nitrogen fertilizer under calcareous soils in north-western
Yugoslavia Grassland Scince in Europe, Volume 7, 2002, page 486-487.
4. Simic, A., Vuckovic, S., Cupina, B., and Jordanovic, O.: The influence of inter-row spacing on seed yield and seed
quality of red fescue (Festuca rubra L.) and red top (Agrostis alba L.) Grassland Scince in Europe, Volume 8, 2003,
page 122-125.
5. Vuckovic, S., Simic, A., Eric, P., Cupina, B., Petrovic, R., Stojanovic, I., Stanisavljevic, R. and Vuckovic Marina:
Relationship between forage yield and quality of perennial ryegrass and different rates of nitrogen fertilizer. Grassland
Scince in Europe, 8, 198-199. 2003.
6. Mihajlovic, I., Stojanovic, I., Vuckovic, S.: Changes of composition of dry matter of pea during growing season.
Grassland Scince in Europe 8, 415-418. 2003.
7. Vuckovic, S., Simic, A., Cupina, B., Stojanovic, I. and Stanisavljevic, R.: The Effect of Vegetation area size on grass
seed Yield. Journal of Agricultural Sciences 48, 125-134. 2003.
8. Eric, P., Cupina, B., Marinkovic, L. and Vuckovic, S: Forage yield and quality of perennial legumes grown for
different purposes. Grassland Scince in Europe 9, 936-938. 2004.
9. Djordjevic, N., Dinic, B., Grubic, G., Vuckovic, S., and Simic, A. The quality and chemical composition of Phacelia
tanacetifolia Benth. and lucerne silages. Grassland Scince in Europe, 10, 294-297. 2005.
10. Cupina, B., Eric, P., Krstic, Dj. And Vuckovic, S. Effect of nitrogen fertilzation on permanent grasslands
productivity in the Vojvodina Province. Grassland Scince in Europe, 10, 485-488. 2005.
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11. Vuckovic, S., Simic, A., Djordjevic, N., Zivanovic, T., Stojanovic, I. And Stanisavljevic, R.: Effect of nitrogen
fertilizer and underseeding on the productivity and chemical composition of Cynosuretum cristati type meadows on
hilly-mountainous grasslands in Serbia. Grassland Scince in Europe, 10, 489-492. 2005.
12. Cupina B., Eric P., Krstic Dj., Mihailovic V., Mikic A., Vuckovic S. (2006): Feed peas: a cover crop in establishing
red clover. Bibliotheca Fragmenta Agronomica. European Society for Agronomy, Polish Society for Agronomy, Part 2,
Vol. 11, 521-522.
13. Cupina B., Eric P., Vuckovic S. (2004): Effect of sowing date and species on grain amaranth productivity.
Proceedinngs, VIII ESA Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark, 835-836.
14. Vuckovic, S., Cupina, B., Simic, A., Prodanovic, S., Zivanovic, T.: Effect of nitrogen fertilization and undersowing
on yield and quality of Cynosuretum cristati-type meadows in hilly-mountainous grasslands in Serbia. Journal of
Central European Agriculture. Volume 6 (2005) Number 4. page 515-520.
15. Vuckovic, S., Pavesic-Popovic, Jasna, Nedic, M., Zaric, D., and Radovic Jasmina.: Influence of Row Spacing and
Sowing Rates on Lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) Seed Yield and Quality, Zeszyty Naukowe Akademii Rolniczej We
Wroclawiu, Rolnictwo LXX, Nr 316, page 243-249., Wroclawiu, 1997.
16. Zorica Nesic, Zorica Tomic, Savo Vuckovic, Dragana Ruzic-Muslic, Miroslav Zujovic Share of alfalfa leafe in
grass-legume mixtures in dependence on the type of mixture and N fertilization. Zbornik radova 42. Hrvatskog i 2.
Medjunarodnog simpozijuma agronoma, 13-16. februar, 2007., Opatija, Hrvatska, str. 434-436.
17. Cupina B., Eric P., Krstic Dj., Mihailovic V., Mikic A. and Vuckovic S. (2007): Feed peas: a cover crop in
establishing alfalfa. Books of abstracts, Permanent and temporary grassland plant, environment and economy. EGF
symposium, 27.
18. Sitaula, B., Prodanovic, S., Vuckovic, S.: Global Environmental Change: Need for Higher Education and Research.
International Conference: Quality of Life and Environment in the Frame of E. U. Sustainability. Book of Abstract. Page
25.
19. Surlan-Momirovic Gordana, S. Prodanovic and S. Vuckovic: Global Climate Changes - Field Crop and Graslend
Genetic Resources. The Fulbright Association 30th Anniversary: People & the Planet. 1-4 November 2007,
Washington, USA.
20. Nesic, Z., Tomic, Z., Ruzic-Muslic, D., Vuckovic, S.: Effect of seed mixture and N fertilization on nitrate content of
grass-legume swards. Grassland Scince in Europe, Volume 13, 2008,, page 429-431
21. Bozic Dragana, Simic Aleksandar, Kresovic Mirjana, VrbniCanin Sava, Vuckovic Savo. Journal of Scientific
Agricultural Research, vol. 69, br. 1, str. 31-39, 2008.
22. Simic, A, Vuckovic, S., Maletic, R., Sokolovic, D., Djordjevic, N., Impact of Seeding Rate and Interrow Spacing on
Italian Ryegrass for Seed in the First Harvest Year Turk. J. Agric. For., 33, (2009), 425-433.
23. Zivanovic Т, Vuckovic, S., Prodanovic, S. and G. Todorovic: Еvaluation of inbred lines as sources of new alleles
for improving elite maize hybrid. Cereal Research Communications. (2006) Vol. 34, Nos, 2-3, page 941-948).
Scientific meetings:
24. Stanisavljevic, R., Milenkovic J., Stojanovic, I., Vuckovic, S., Aleksic, O.: Effect of fertilization on yield and
quality of alfalfa on hard soil. EUCARPIA Meeting, page 114. Brno 2003.
25. Stanisavljevic, R., Stojanovic, I., Milenkovic, J., Vuckovic, S., Aleksic, O.: Effect of Fertilization on Yield and
Quality of Alfalfa Growing on Smonitza Soil. Czecz Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding. Volume 39, page 367-369,
2003.
26. Vuckovic, S., Simic, A., Djordjevic, N.: Relationship between forage yield and quality of Cynosuretum cristati type
meadows and different rates of nitrogen fertilizer. 8 International Symposium Modern Trends in Livestok Production
Belgrade. Zemun, Serbia and Montenegro. 5-8. 10. 2005. Biotehnology in Animal Husbandry. 21 (5-6), p 293-296,
2005.
27. Moravcevic, D., Bjelic, V., Vuckovic, S.: Effect of Crop Density on Fodder Yield in Cabbage Production. 8
International Symposium Modern Trends in Livestok Production Belgrade. Zemun, Serbia and Montenegro. 5-8. 10.
2005. Biotehnology in Animal Husbandry. 21 (5-6), p 159-162, 2005.
28. Bjelic, V., Vuckovic, S., Moravcevic, D.: Effects of Nitrogen Rates on Fodder Yields in Cauliflower Production. 8
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2005. Biotehnology in Animal Husbandry. 21 (5-6), p 193-196, 2005.
Books:
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Beograd, 1997.
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Poljoprivredni fakultet Beograd, "Bonart" 2003.
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Appendix 4: West Balkans participating institution description
University of Prishtina, Faculty of Agriculture & Veterinary
The Faculty of Agriculture was established in 1973, and initially consisted of two departments – Vegetative Production
Section and Farming. In 1981, the Faculty of Agriculture incorporated the Biotechnical Institute of Peja, the Farming
and Veterinary Institute located in Prishtina, the Institute of Economy and Development located in Prishtina, the
Agronomy Nursery Garden located in Peja, and the Common Services Working Community located in Prishtina. The
Faculty is situated in Fushë Kosovë and offers studies in the following departments: 1. Agro-Economy, 2. Farming, 3.
Protection of Plants, and 4. Arboriculture – Viniculture. The Faculty engages 30 full-time teachers and assistants and 69
part-time teachers and assistants. The web site of the faculty is http://208.116.30.198/?cid=2,102
University of Pristina (replaced in Kosovska Mitrovica), Faculty of Agriculture, Lesak
Faculty was founded in 1974. Education activity is realized through regular studies that last four years. There are three
departments within the Faculty: Animal Husbandry, Fruit Science and Viticulture, and Field and Vegetable Crops.
Faculty performed its activities in Pristina, but it was moved in Zubin Potok at the north of Kosovo after the war.
Faculty has necessary resources, as well as good-quality and known academic staff, modernized laboratories and space
for practical education, which guarantee a knowledge of good-quality achieved at the studies. In accordance with
reforms within the higher education in Serbia, process of implementing Bologna principles has begun, which means
consolidation of study plans and programs, as well as the study methods that define it. Apart from scholarships for the
most of the students, faculty provides accomodation and food, as well as the internet access. The web site of the faculty
is www.pr.ac.rs
University of Banjaluka, Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty was founded in 1992. And it becomes leading institution in the area of education and researches in agriculture.
At the moment the Faculty of Agriculture counts over 100 employed persons. The Faculty is organized in 5 departments, 21 sections and 6 major institutes: Institute for Fruit Growing, Viticulture and Horticulture, Institute for Crop
Farming and Vegetables, Institute for Agro-ecology and Soil, Institute for Animal Sciences and Institute for Agricultural Economy. The main fields of activities are education – undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies, and researches in the area of plant and animal sciences. The beginning of international cooperation was the participation within the TEMPUS project. The web site of the faculty is http://www.agric.rs.sr/
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture
The Faculty was founded in 1919. It is one of the leading higher educational institutions of its kind in the WB, training
experts in all branches of agriculture. Since its foundation 17,000 students have gained BS degrees, 1,000 MSc degrees
and 750 PhD degrees. The present enrolment is about 1,000 students per annum, of which 370 students graduate, 30
receive MS degrees and 20 PhD degrees. The Faculty is a teaching and research institution whose activities cover the
following fields: crop science, animal science, soil management, plant and food protection, agricultural engineering,
fruit science and viticulture, food technology and agricultural economics. Educational activities involve teaching
(lectures, seminars, professional practice etc.) as anticipated by curricula for undergraduate and postgraduate studies,
knowledge check-up (exams, colloquia), advanced training, organisation of state finals for teachers of agricultural
secondary schools. The faculty is either independent or co-operative with other organisations in research and
professional activity though basic, applied and developmental investigations, studies and projects, engineering,
expertise, consulting, attesting, granting licenses, certificates in all spheres of agricultural production and food
technology. The Faculty of Agriculture annually contributes about 200 scientific papers in referent journals. The web
site of the faculty is http://www.agrif.bg.ac.rs/.
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
The Faculty was founded in 1936. The Faculty has developed into a huge educational and research institution with 300
employees, 70 professors and assistant professors, 30 assistant lecturers, and 200 technical staff. Presently there are
1400 students enrolled in undergraduate courses and 92 postgraduate students. Most of the teaching is done at the
Faculty, while practical work is organised on farms. The status of the Clinical Base was granted to the PKB cattle and
pig farms and the Institute for Immunology and Virusology “Torlak” the largest institution including laboratory animal
farms and serum producing animal farms in the country. There have been 742 publicly defended PhD theses. Many
practicing veterinarians have had different forms of individual tuition and/or short courses for continuing education.
Five professors of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine have been chosen members of the Serbian Academy of Science.
The web site of the faculty is http://www.vet.bg.ac.rs/
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Appendix 5 - Memorandum of Intent between partner institutions
HERD/Agriculture Project Application Form
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Appendix 6 - Extra form for signatures from institutions in Western Balkan countries
HERD/Agriculture Project Application Form
Programme in Higher Education, Research and Development in the Western Balkans 20102014. The Agriculture Sector (HERD/Agriculture)
(Extra form for signatures from institutions in Western Balkan countries)
Project title: “Research, education and knowledge transfer promoting entrepreneurship in
sustainable use of pastureland/grazing”
CONFIRMATION: We confirm our active participation in and commitment to the project based on the
previous agreements and decision of the Board of HERD, Agriculture, Letter, ref 09/1548 on date 14.5.2012.
Signatures from institutions in Western Balkans countries:
Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary, University of Pristina, Kosovo
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Pristina, Lisak, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia
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Appendix 7 – General Agreements of Co-operation between UMB and institutions in Western Balkans
HERD/Agriculture Project Application Form
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