About project

Management

Investments

Implementation

Communication

Project Main objective

Increase protection and risk management of chestnut trees in cross-border area Croatia -BiH through joint activities and promotion. Project will contribute to the study and monitoring of the disease chestnut gall wasp in the early stage in BiH and during the project when it is expected its significant expansion and observation control in the border area as well as the transfer of knowledge and experience from Croatia to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Plant diseases are one of the types of natural disasters and by project it will be observed spreading of the disease chestnut gall wasps. It is a disease that has recently appeared in the Croatia and also spread to the Bosnia and Herzegovina. Disease causes a significant reduction in yields and spreads rapidly, and there is no effective insecticide. After the attack of wasp wood is susceptible to other diseases and can be expected spreading of chestnut bark cancer. It is expected in next 2-3 years its significantly expanding which can lead to decrease in yield or the extinction of chestnuts in some areas. The only effective way is of suppression is through biological measures by parasites.

It is very important to react promptly and therefore, through the project on several levels we will react to prevent spreading. It will be conducted analysis, data collection, research and experimental release of parasites in order to observe the spread and impact on the disease. The results of these activities will be transferred to relevant institutions in order to adopt measures and define risk prevention actions. Through education and promotion of chestnut it will be increased protection and risk management and in that way project will contribute significantly to the programme goal and programme priority Specific Objective.

Project overall objectives

To increase chestnuts protection in cross-border area through joint activities

Joint activities on collecting data, perform analysis and made GIS database will contribute to the achievement of the 1. Project Specific Objective. These activities will provide information that will be crucial for conducting analysis of the current state of trees and further monitoring implemented in both countries. By achieving increased chestnut protection in cross-border area through joint activities this specific objective will contribute to the achievement of the project main objective.

Joint activities on collecting data

Perform analysis and made GIS database will contribute to the achievement of the 1. Project Specific Objective. These activities will provide information that will be crucial for conducting analysis of the current stat

Joint initiatives on rating sustainable ecological and economic potential of chestnuts, revitalisation of alley of chestnuts in Karlovac and planting of permanent crops of chestnuts in Municipalities Velika Kladusa and Vojnic in experimental purposes will provide realisation of the 2. project specific objective. By achieving increased preservation of chestnut habitats this specific objective will contribute to the achievement of the project main objective.

To improve management of risks of expansion of disease

Through achieving project outpouts – made Plan of protecting damaged chestnut trees and prevention of spreading of the disease and Implementation of the Round table – Guidelines on

measures for disease protection [and recomendation of the risk prevention systems will provide realization of the 3. Project specific objective. By achieving improvement of risk of expansion of disease this specific objective will contribute to the achievement of the project main objective.

To increase knowledge on protection, raising awareness and promotion of chestnut

By achieving project outputs – held thematic conference in Karlovac, held education on cultivation of chestnut, held Conferences in Municipalities Velika Kladusa and Vojnic, held Chestnut manifestation in Municipality of Vojnić, held round table in City of Karlovac, conducted study visit to Italy and made promotional and educational materials, will be accomplished 3. project specific objective. By achieving increased knowledge on protection in target groups, raised awareness on potential of using chestnut and conducted promotion this specific objective will contribute to the achievement of the project main objective.

Project main output

  • Conducted analysis of chestnut forests
  • Planting of permanent crops of chestnuts in Municipalities Velika Kladuša and Vojnić, Bužim in experimental purposes
  • Development of GIS database
  • Revitalised alley
  • Made Plan of protecting damaged chestnut trees