A FEW EXAMPLES OF GOOD PRACTICE FROM BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA IN THE FIELD OF DIGITAL AGRICULTURE. PUBLISHEDG. VICO1*, D. MIJIĆ2, R. BODIROGA1 1 University of East Sarajevo, Faculty of Agriculture, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 University of East Sarajevo, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Bosnia and Herzegovina firstname.lastname@example.org
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is in the early stages of digitalization of agriculture. The digital transformation in the public sector has been largely driven by demands on the road to the EU. Although it has a relatively good strategic framework, digital transformation processes are still slow. This paper focused on the field of digitalization of agriculture in BiH. The research summarizes several previous papers on this topic. In addition, the paper aimed to present several ICT solutions for digital agriculture from Bosnia and Herzegovina. A brief overview of key activities in the field of digitalization of agriculture at the University of East Sarajevo given, which includes research projects and ICT solutions. Three ICT solutions (Web application for cow feeding optimization - Optimilk, LoRa Cattle tracking system and online monitoring and management system for control of greenhouse production - mPlastenik) briefly explained. The key characteristics of the mentioned ICT solutions are presented, such as: major area of work (field), target group (s), suitable for small farms, young people and women, objective and how it does work - development of ICT solution which is used. In the last three years, a large number of activities in the field of digital agriculture have been realized at the University of East Sarajevo. An interdisciplinary research team has been created, several projects have been implemented, and digital agriculture is being included in the educational process. Several ICT solutions used by agricultural producers in BiH have been developed. The needs of small farmers as well as farmers in specific conditions (e.g. hilly and mountainous areas) are in focus.
ICT solutions, digitalization, innovations, agriculture, Bosnia and Herzegovina