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Second Round of AGRO Presentations to Ministry of Agriculture Extension Service Representatives Held

Second Round of AGRO Presentations to Ministry of Agriculture Extension Service Representatives Held

February 27, 2020 – About 35 participants from the Ministry of Agriculture Extension Services attended the second round of presentations/workshops held by AGRO staff. The two presentations held on Thursday 27th Feb., addressed the following areas: a) overview of grants under USAID contract; b) monitoring and evaluation. The workshop was held with the aim to […]

Presentations to Ministry of Agriculture Extension Service Representatives

Presentations to Ministry of Agriculture Extension Service Representatives

February 19, 2020 – About 40 participants from the Ministry of Agriculture Extension Services attended three presentations/workshops held by AGRO staff. The presentations held on Wednesday 19th Feb., addressed the following areas: a) grant writing processes for USAID; b) grant writing processes for EU grants; and c) information and outreach. The workshops were held with […]

AGRO Signs Another Grant Supporting Blueberry Sector

AGRO Signs Another Grant Supporting Blueberry Sector

January 29, 2020 – Today, USAID’s AGRO program gave another boost to the blueberry sector by signing another grant with company Blue Pearl located in from Gërdoc village, Podujeva municipality. Established in 2016, Blue Pearl operates a modern blueberry plantation with a surface area of 7 ha and has almost 40 ha of additional arable […]

AGRO Attends Inauguration of Collection Center NTH 2000 in Dragash

AGRO Attends Inauguration of Collection Center NTH 2000 in Dragash

January 16, 2020 – The Program attended an inauguration event organized by grantee NTH 2000 in the Breznje village of the Dragash Municipality, inaugurating the successful completion of their grant. The amount of 58,500 Euro was granted to this collection center as a contribution to its program “Expansion of MAP cultivated areas and establishment of […]

AGRO Attends Inauguration at Grantee Biofarm Lorena

AGRO Attends Inauguration at Grantee Biofarm Lorena

December 23, 2019 – The Program attended an inauguration event organized by grantee Biofarm – Lorena in Prizren, inaugurating the successful completion of their grant. The cost-shared amount of 48,708.59 Euro was granted to this farm as a contribution to its program “Increase of storage and processing capacities including cultivation of organic MAPs”. This grant […]

Fourth Annual Raspberry Conference in Kosovo

Fourth Annual Raspberry Conference in Kosovo

December 5, 2019 – The national raspberry association ‘Mjedra e Kosoves’, brought together more than at least 300 local and regional stakeholders of the raspberry sector at the Fourth Raspberry Conference held in Pristina. This is more than last year’s 200 conference participants. The conference was supported by USAID, and donors Caritas and GIZ in […]

AGRO Holds Training in Collaboration with Obiliq Municipality

AGRO Holds Training in Collaboration with Obiliq Municipality

November 26, 2019 – The AGRO program together with the Agriculture Department of the Obiliq Municipality, held a training for stakeholders of the pepper sector. Three presentations were held by AGRO experts on the following: a) Good agricultural practices in the pepper sector; b) Food safety standards; c) Plant protection and quality of inputs. About […]

AGRO Signs Grant Supporting Blueberry Sector

AGRO Signs Grant Supporting Blueberry Sector

November 15, 2019 – Today, USAID’s AGRO program gave another boost to the blueberry sector by signing another grant with company Santefruit from Podujeva municipality. Established in 2015, Santefruit cultivates raspberries which are sold as fresh product to local collection centers, and blueberries which are pre-contracted and immediately exported to the European Union markets. Through […]

AGRO Signs Grant Supporting Strawberry Sector

AGRO Signs Grant Supporting Strawberry Sector

October 15, 2019 – Today, USAID’s AGRO program gave another boost to the strawberry sector by signing another grant with collection center Fresh Fruit from Graçanica municipality. This collection center established in 2014, which deals with the production, collection, processing and trade of soft fruit and non-wood forest products (NWFPs) will receive assistance in the […]

Two more Grants Support Kosovo’s Berry Sector

Two more Grants Support Kosovo’s Berry Sector

September 24, 2019 – Company Hit Flores from Dragash municipality, one of the biggest collectors of cultivated berries and non-timber forest products, received assistance in the form of grant a from USAID and the Kosovo Ministry of Agriculture in the total amount of 135,251 Euro. Through this project the collection center will enter large scale […]