Shiitake mushrooms have been used in herbal remedies by the Chinese for many centuries. The East Asian fungus has been used to treat anything from poor circulation and respiratory problems to premature aging. Its health-promoting properties and rich flavor make this delicacy the second most commonly cultivated edible mushroom in the world.
Access to clean water is one of the most basic human needs. Without a proper water drainage system in place, wastewater can wreak havoc on communities large and small, carrying disease and damaging property.
Reliable transportation infrastructure is vital for the economic and social development of a remote community, particularly as it concerns residents’ access to health care and education.
USAID’s comprehensive efforts to modernize Kosovo’s table grape industry have paid off, with local growers signing a major export deal to supply markets in Western Europe.
Dukagjin Dedaj, a dairy farmer in Kosovo for more than a decade, started with a herd of 15 cows that grew into 52. Dedaj has always known his cows produce excellent quality milk. Today, thanks to USAID, the proof is in his pocket.
Last updated: February 28, 2014