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USAID Launches new $11.8 million Agricultural Growth and Rural Opportunities (AGRO) Program
May 5, 2015

Pristina, May 5 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced new assistance the United States government is providing Kosovo to further develop the nation’s highly competitive agricultural sector through grants to farmers and others within the agricultural value chain.

“Up to 60% of the population in Kosovo lives in rural areas, and it is critical that agriculture is further developed to enhance rural incomes. AGRO will build on the success of previous USAID agricultural programs to ensure that the sector provides a real living for the rural population, encouraging youth to remain in the community and see agriculture as an opportunity for business and not just for sustenance,” said USAID Mission Director Jim Hope.

U.S. Coordinator of Assistance for Europe and Eurasia Daniel Rosenblum (left), World Bank Country Director for Southeast Europe
May 20, 2013

International donors came together in Pristina for a May 14th conference on sustainable energy for Kosovo. The conference was hosted by the Kosovo government in cooperation with the World Bank and the European Union.  The U.S. Coordinator of Assistance for Europe and Eurasia Daniel Rosenblum joined Joost Korte, EU Deputy Director-General of Enlargement, and Ellen Goldstein, World Bank Country Director for Southeast Europe, in pledging some $200 million to the development of Kosovo's energy sector.

Officials cut the inaugural ribbon of the newly rehabilitated court in Lipjan
May 16, 2013

USAID continues to assist the Kosovo Judicial Council and the courts to implement their reorganization efforts to improve court efficiency and transparency.  The reform focuses on the implementation of procedural and administrative changes, as well as court facility upgrades. 

In that regard, on May 13 Kosovo judicial leaders, together with representatives of the U.S. and Norway, inaugurated the newly renovated Lipjan/Lipljan Branch Court of the Pristina Basic Court. 

Kosovo blueberries - USAID expert explains to climatic conditions for growing blueberries
May 15, 2013

High-bush blueberries are a fast-emerging crop with bright future and great marketing opportunities in the region. At present, there are around 20 small blueberry plantations in northern Kosovo, but current or potential growers face challenges such as a lack of technical knowledge, marketing and financial information, and advisory assistance.

USAID Director Maureen A. Shauket with students of dental school in Mitrovicë on the Global Youth Service Day celebration
April 30, 2013

 

Global Youth Service Day Celebrated in Kosovo

Sports Center in Vushtrri/Vuctirn was bustling with youth on the morning of April 25th known as Global Youth and Service Day. Kosovo youth were celebrating this day by exhibiting their works and projects in chemistry, biology, architecture, arts and culture, social work and other fields.

Over 120 young people participated in the opening of the three-day Science and Technology Fair. Youth from different municipalities presented their knowledge to the visitors.

USAID Director Maureen A. Shauket and Minister of Trade and Industry Mimoza Kusari-Lila sign the MOU
April 26, 2013

 

USAID Providing More Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs

Some 296 youngsters, all USAID grant beneficiaries, will be able to present their products and services at an Entrepreneurs Fair in May, 2013. This was made possible following a Memorandum of Understanding signed by USAID Director Maureen A. Shauket and Deputy Prime Minister of Economy and Minister of Trade and Industry Kusari-Lila on April 22.

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Last updated: May 06, 2015

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