Agricultural Growth and Rural Development

Another Grant Boosts Kosovo’s Blueberry Sector

Another Grant Boosts Kosovo’s Blueberry Sector

May 8, 2020 – Today, USAID and the Kosovo Ministry of Agriculture gave another boost to the blueberry sector by signing a grant with company Ilirian BM located in Llapashtice e Poshtme, Podujeva municipality. This soft fruit company will receive 83,798 Euro for the establishment of a modern 2.3 hectare orchard with late blueberry cultivar called Aurora. Through this grant, Ilirian BM will plant 10,350 quality bushes introducing the late and high-yielding blueberry variety Aurora, improve orchard infrastructure by installing a modern irrigation system, and promote pest management in its orchards through adequate agricultural machinery and agricultural fabric application. This grant was financed by the Kosovo Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MAFRD).