As Bosnia and Herzegovina has recently seen heavy rains, even leading to flooding, industry sources expect significantly lower yields of cereals, fruits and vegetables. This will directly affect domestic production and the prices of these products. When you also take into account that sowing was four times more expensive than in previous years, and the placement and purchase price was low, there are certainly tough times ahead for the nation.
Depending on the locality, damages are estimated to be from 40 to 100 percent. In the Majevič region, the torrential water completely devastated a large number of plots. One farmer stated: “People lost their corn and wheat, especially strawberries. The damage is enormous, you can’t even count it now, how much effort and resources have been invested. This year, the season began and ended as far as agriculture is concerned.”
While the farmers are summing up the damages, the fact, say economists, is of particular concern that due to similar climatic conditions in the surrounding area, we will not be able to import food from the region at favorable prices.