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Chamomile Harvest Time for Kosovo Farmers

Chamomile Harvest Time for Kosovo Farmers

May 15, 2020 – Last week processors of medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) around Kosovo, as well as their contracted chamomile farmers have started harvesting their chamomile. The harvesting work has been steadily ongoing for Istog-based Dervish Krasniqi (owns 5 ha), Agrololi (owns 15 ha) and Gusari i Ri (owns 15 ha), as well as […]

Another Grant Boosts Kosovo’s MAP Sector

Another Grant Boosts Kosovo’s MAP Sector

14 May, 2020 – Today, another collector and processor of medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) and non-wood forest products (NWFPs) received assistance in form of a grant from USAID and the Kosovo Ministry of Agriculture in the amount of 64,884 Euro. A-E-D Group located in the village of Breznica, in Obiliq /Obilic municipality, cultivates various […]

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 […]

Grant Awarded to Boost Soft Fruit Sector

Grant Awarded to Boost Soft Fruit Sector

May 6, 2020 – A grant boosting the blueberry sector was awarded Wednesday by USAID and the Kosovo Ministry of Agriculture to Kosovo. The assistance in the amount of 43,964 Euro went to soft fruit company Prilli 98 in the Hereç village of the Gjakova municipality. They are soft fruit cultivators, working with raspberry, aronia […]

Grant Awarded to Boost Vegetable Sector

Grant Awarded to Boost Vegetable Sector

May 6, 2020 – USAID awarded a grant in the amount of 29,333 Euro to vegetable processor Dardania from Podujeve municipality, for increasing food security and production capacities for export and processed vegetables to the E.U. It will help the company improve its infrastructure and upgrade its processing technology to comply with international Hazard Analysis […]

USAID and MAFRD Grants Continue Assisting Kosovo’s Soft Fruit Sector

USAID and MAFRD Grants Continue Assisting Kosovo’s Soft Fruit Sector

30 April, 2020 – Today, three more Kosovo producers and processors received assistance in form of grants from USAID and the Kosovo Ministry of Agriculture in the total amount of 253,366 Euro. The first grant was awarded to Association Mjedra e Llapit, where the main beneficiaries of the assistance are its members. The amount of […]

Asparagus Promotion in the Media

Asparagus Promotion in the Media

April 23, 2020 – As part of the promotion of the asparagus crop, on Thursday Apr. 23, the AGRO Program’s Senior Vegetable Production Manager Ismet Babaj was a guest on the morning show “Ora 7” at Klan Television. He was joined by asparagus farmer Alkend Tahirsylaj, owner of Dukagjini Farm, who cultivates 2.3 hectares of […]

Delicious Springtime Asparagus is Here!

Delicious Springtime Asparagus is Here!

April 14, 2020 – Yesterday was the first day of harvest for many asparagus farmers in Kosovo. It is the first year of production for asparagus farmer Gentrit Bytyqi who reeled in 72 kg of fresh asparagus from his 1 hectare of cultivated land in the Fushtica village of Drenas municipality. Gentrit and his business […]

Three More Grants Boost Kosovo’s MAP and Blueberry Sectors

Three More Grants Boost Kosovo’s MAP and Blueberry Sectors

31 March, 2020 – Another positive step, amid a global health crises, was made yet again today when USAID and the Kosovo Ministry of Agriculture awarded three more grants to Kosovo producers and processors. Two producers and processors in the medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) sector as well as one producer of blueberries received assistance […]

Successful Completion of Presentations to Ministry of Agriculture Extension Service Representatives

Successful Completion of Presentations to Ministry of Agriculture Extension Service Representatives

March 11, 2020 – Wednesday marked the successful completion of presentations/workshops organized for the Ministry of Agriculture Extension Services, in various fields of agriculture, organized by the AGRO staff in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development (MAFRD). About 40 participants from the MAFRD Advisory Services attended the 4 presentations held by […]