HERD/Agriculture Board visit of universities and project sites October 2013

Following the conference in Sarajevo on 1 October, the Board visited the University of Sarajevo (2 October), University of Tuzla (3 October) and University of Mostar (4 October).

Herdagriculture board visit of universities and project sites october 2013

2 October: University of Sarajevo
09:00 - 15:00: Visit to Faculty of Agriculture and Food Science.
Host: Prof. Dr. Hamid Čustović, Vice Dean for International Cooperation.
Presentations by Dr Vesna Rakic, University of Belgrade/ Faculty of Agriculture (project “The use of natural zeolite (clinoptilolite) for the treatment of farm slurry and as a fertilizer carrier”) and Dr. Sanja Orucevic, University of Sarajevo/ Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Food Technology Department (project “Antioxidant Activity and Stability of Bioactive Compounds during Processing of Ceratin Raw Materials of Plant Origin in Bosnia and Herzegovina”). Staff and students participated. A guided tour of the laboratories was given after the presentations.

15:00 - 17:00: Visit to cow and sheep farm in Kakanj where the experiment for the HERD project: “Mineral improved food and feed crops for human and animal health” is run and a visit to a farmer's field where the experiment for the HERD project “The use of natural zeolite (clinoptilolite) for the treatment of farm slurry and as a fertilizer carrier” runs.

Farm in Kakanj where the experiment Mineral improved food and feed crops for human and animal health is carried out.
Farm in Kakanj where the experiment Mineral improved food and feed crops for human and animal health is carried out. Photo: Joanna Boddens-Hosang

3 October: University of Tuzla
09:00 - 15:00: Visit to Faculty of Technology.
Host: Prof. Dr. Midhat Jasic.
Meeting with project partners, students and representatives from industries, e.g. the meat industry and the pharmaceutic industry.
Presentations by Prof. Dr. Midhat Jasic (project “Development of education and transfer of knowledge in the area of food technology – EDUFOOD”);
Dr. Goran Vucic (project “Comparison of lamb carcass and meat quality of breeds in Western Balkan and Norway achieving improved palatability, sale and sustainability”);
Miljan Ebrez/ Biljana Rogic (project ““Evaluation of cattle welfare and housing in Bosnia and Herzegovina and establishing a research/extension group in animal housing, welfare and behaviour”).

15:00 - 17:00: Visit to cattle farm outside of Tuzla, hosted by Vladimir Tomasevic, farm director.

Automatic cow brush at cattle farm, Tuzla. Vladimir Tomasevic, farm director.
Automatic cow brush at cattle farm, Tuzla. Vladimir Tomasevic, farm director. Photo: Joanna Boddens-Hosang

4 October: University of Mostar
09:00 - 13:00: Visit to Faculty of Agriculture and Food Technology.
Host: Dr. Ana Sabljo.
Meeting with project partners.
Presentations were given by Ana Sabljo/ Faculty of Agriculture and Food Technology (project “Providing genetic diversity and healthy plants for the horticulture in Bosnia & Herzegovina”);

Alisa Hadziabulic/Agromediterranean faculty, University DZemal Bijedic (gave supplementary presentation on the same project);
Adrijana Filipović (project “Mineral improved food and feed crops for human health”); 
Leona Puljić (project “Research, education and knowledge transfer promoting entrepreneurship in sustainable use of pastureland/grazing”).

13:00 - 15:00: Visit to goat farm near Široki Brijeg and university experimental fields in Rodoč (field collection).

University of Mostar's vineyard research field in Rodoč.
University of Mostar's vineyard research field in Rodoč. Photo: Joanna Boddens-Hosang

After lunch with staff and representatives from the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Technology/University of Mostar and the Agromediterranean Faculty of the University of Dzemal Bijedić, the Board's visit to Bosnia & Herzegovina ended.

Published 3. June 2014 - 13:18 - Updated 23. May 2017 - 19:31

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