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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.

October 10, 2014

The overall goal of the program is to strengthen linkages among citizens, political parties, and the Assembly to incentivize government bodies to be more responsive to public interests. In order to achieve that, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) will work to attain three mutually reinforcing objectives:

October 10, 2014

Inclusive Education and Integration in Kosovo aims to increase access to education and improve the quality of education for children from disadvantaged communities in Kosovo. 

The project focuses on integrating vulnerable and disadvantaged children into the educational process and raising awareness about the causes and consequences of discrimination based on language, ethnicity, or other factors. 

October 10, 2014

USAID’s Property Rights Program (PRP) is a four-year initiative that aims to address challenges to claiming property rights in Kosovo by assisting local authorities in developing a plan for the stabilization of the property rights regime. The program will work in partnership with the Government of Kosovo, selected municipalities, and other relevant local and international stakeholders.

Together with the EU, the program will assist the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to develop a property reform strategy and amend existing property-related legislation.

October 10, 2014

The Kosovo is Ready project aims to support advocacy initiatives to protect the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community from discrimination and human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the public and private sectors.  Consistent with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Foreign Assistance Strategy, it advances and protects the civil rights of LGBT individuals and works to prevent backsliding. 

October 10, 2014

The premise of the “Mitigating Conflict Through Citizen Connections” program is that, if Kosovo-Albanians and Kosovo-Serbs are convened in purposeful dialogue about the issues that both divide and unite them, the increased communication will produce a more positive information exchange that will engender cooperation between communities on issues of shared concern.

The program has two primary objectives:

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Last updated: May 06, 2015

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