Tuesday 1 October 2013, Hotel Radon Plaza, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Opening of the conference
09:30 – 10:00 Registration and coffee
10:00 – 10:10 Introduction HERD/Agriculture by Board Chair Dr. Sissel Rogne
10:10 – 10:30 Welcoming address by Norway’s Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ms. Vibeke Lilloe.
Session 1: Knowledge transfer from academic institutions towards farmers and farmers’ organisations, economy and markets.
Session Chair: HERD/ Agriculture Board Chair, Dr. Sissel Rogne
10:30 – 10:45 Mineral improved food and feed crops for human and animal health. Speaker: Mirha Djikic, University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Science.
10:45 – 11:00 Research, education and knowledge transfer promoting entrepreneurship in sustainable use of pastureland/grazing. Speaker: Professor Dr Slaven Prodanovic, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
11:00 – 11:15 Agricultural adaptation to climate change - networking, education, research and extension in the West Balkans. Speaker: Professor Dr Hamid Custovic, University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Science.
11:15 – 11:45 Questions and discussion
11:45 – 12:30: Lunch
Session 2: Agricultural value chains, entrepreneurship and user aspects.
Session Chair: HERD/ Agriculture Board member, Kari Redse Håskjold
12:30 – 12:45 The use of natural zeolite (clinoptilolite) for the treatment of farm slurry and as a fertilizer carrier. Speaker: Dr Vesna Rakic, Faculty of Agriculture,University of Belgrade.
12:45 – 13:00 Development of education and transfer of knowledge in the area of food technology – EDUFOOD. Speaker: Prof. Dr. Midhat Jasic, Tuzla University.
13:00 – 13:15 Evaluation of fruit genetic resources in Bosnia-Herzegovina with the aim of sustainable, commercial utilization. Speaker: Dr. Fuad Gasi, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Sarajevo.
13:15 – 13:45 Questions and discussion.
Session 3: Quality control of products after international standards.
Session Chair: HERD/ Agriculture Board member, Anne Kathrine Fossum
13:45 – 14:00 Manufacture of Traditional B&H Cheeses with Selected Indigenous Bacterial Cultures and Technological Parameters as Basis For Industrial Production. Speaker: Prof. dr. Zlatan Sarić, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences Food Technology Department Laboratory of Dairy Science, Sarajevo.
14:00 – 14:15 Comparison of lamb carcass and meat quality of breeds in Western Balkan and Norway achieving improved palatability, sale and sustainability. Speaker: Goran Vucic Sci.ass/ PhD, Technological Faculty Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
14:15 – 14:45 Questions and discussion.
14:45 – 15:00 Communicating research results: More than transfer of knowledge. Speaker: Joanna Boddens-Hosang, Senior Advisor, UMB, HERD/Agriculture secretariat.