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Pilot Plant for New Food Product Development Opens in Leskovac
April 22, 2015

LESKOVAC – On April 22, 2015, the USAID Mission Director Azza El-Abd and Mayor of Leskovac Goran Cvetanovic opened a pilot plant for new food product development at the Food Technology Park (FTP) in Leskovac. USAID provided $90,000 for the establishment of pilot plant, to enable food processors to develop new and improved products in a cost-efficient way.

“The innovations coming out of this research and development facility will increase the food processing sector's competitiveness and boost sales,” said Azza El Abd, the USAID/Serbia Mission Director.   

For the development of a new product, food processors previously needed to use large samples to test products, which substantially increased the cost of product development. The new facility will support all stages of product development, from idea generation, through concept development, to the production of trial samples in small batches. Also, the plant’s capacity will expand to include other sectors of food processing, apart from confectionary and bakery product lines.

Ambassador Kirby Visits Regional Agriculture Education Center in Sombor
September 24, 2014

Ambassador Michael D. Kirby visited the Regional Agriculture Education Center and Agriculture Extension Service’s crop-testing fields in Sombor today.  The Center was established in August, 2014 to help farmers acquire new skills and knowledge that increase productivity and product quality.  Producers will also learn how to introduce new crop varieties and apply modern farming technology.

With support from USAID/OFDA and ECHO, Mercy Corps and UniCredit Bank team up to provide flood relief
September 19, 2014

Through funding provided by USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and the European Commission’s Department for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), a total of 3,090 households will have the opportunity to start renovating their homes and small businesses over the next three months.  As part of these efforts, Mercy Corps has recently delivered UniCredit bank gift cards to families affected by the May floods in both Sabac and Koceljeva. 

Supreme Court Of Cassation Launches Website And Information Desk
September 18, 2014

In a ceremony to promote increased transparency and openness of courts, Ambassador Michael D. Kirby and Supreme Court Chief Justice Dragomir Milojević’s opened the Supreme Court of Cassation’s new information desk and officially launched its website on Thursday, September 18, 2014 in the main hall of the Supreme Court of Cassation building.

Ambassador Kirby and Minister of Defense Gasic Emphasize Importance of Anti-Corruption Efforts in Security Sector
September 17, 2014

Ambassador Michael D. Kirby and Minister of Defense Bratislav Gasić highlighted the importance of strengthening anti-corruption efforts in the security sector at the conference on the Partnership for Integrity in the Security Sector in Serbia organized by the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP) today.

Civic Initiatives’ Closing Ceremony Showcases Two Year Results
September 12, 2014

The closing ceremony for the Empowered Youth for Positive Changes in South Serbia and Sandžak project was held today at Cultural Center Grad.

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Last updated: April 24, 2015

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