TIRANA, JANUARY 22, 2010 Today, USAID launched a new initiative to support the development of Albania’s agricultural markets. In a ribbon cutting ceremony at Tirana’s Wholesale Market, USAID official, Sean Huff, and Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection, Tokli Thomai inaugurated the new Market Information and Trade Facilitation Office. The office, in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection and the Agri-food Traders Union, will collect market data for select agriculture commodities, disseminate information regarding prices, avai
SHKODRA, JANUARY 13, 2010 – In response to the emergency situation created by flooding in northern Albania, the United States Embassy announced today a donation of $50,000 in emergency assistance to flood victims. The funds are being disbursed through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)'s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance to the Albanian Red Cross for the purchase and distribution of blankets, food, hygiene kits, and other emergency relief supplies to affected populations to an estimated 5,000 people in northern Albania.
Albania is a small but strategically important country where U.S. influence is exceptionally strong. In light of budget constraints and in the context of legacy planning, USAID/Albania has designed a strategy that will concentrate on leveraging U.S. influence at the policy reform level. The program focus for the next five years will be on working with the Government of Albania (GOA) and the private sector on results‐oriented transformational reforms and changes in the regulatory environment that will lead to strengthened democratic institutions and sustainable economic growth.
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