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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 promote free and fair elections in Kosovo by developing the capacity of local organizations to conduct thorough election observation. Kosovo-based organization Democracy in Action (DiA) runs a secretariat that works to establish partnerships with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for election observation, maintaining an election observer database and regularly recruiting new observers.

October 10, 2014

The USAID Contract Law Enforcement (CLE) Program is a three year program, which is working to improve rule of law in Kosovo and create a better business environment for economic development and investment. As such, the program is built around two strategic goals:

October 10, 2014

Advancing Kosovo Together (AKT) aims to increase constructive inter-ethnic cooperation and interaction, primarily between the Kosovo Albanian and Kosovo Serb populations, which is vital to the security and stability of the region. The program takes a holistic approach towards the integration of minority populations into Kosovo’s institutions and society by partnering with municipalities and other Government partners to support the engagement of targeted communities.

U.S. Government Continues with its Commitment to Support Kosovo’s Development
September 15, 2014

USAID/Kosovo Acting Mission Director Chris Edwards and President of the Republic of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga today signed an amendment to the bilateral Development Objective Grant Agreement signed between the two governments in December 2013.

June 5, 2014

USAID is seeking applications from qualified locally registered Kosovo non-government organization (NGOs) for a Cooperative Agreement to fund new program entitled “Advancing Kosovo Together- Local Solutions”. USAID encourages applicants to propose creative collaborative partnerships with other Local Civil Society organizational, non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, business and professional associations and other community organizations to implement activities under this program.   

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Last updated: May 06, 2015

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