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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.

USAID Recognizes Three new Partners in Development
February 24, 2014

Belgrade – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has a new approach to development that puts local organizations in charge through direct funding to Serbian government institutions, civil society organizations, and the private sector.  In this way, the U.S. government also shows its confidence in the ability of these organizations to manage U.S. government funds effectively.  On Monday, February 24, during a reception at the U.S. Ambassador's residence, U.S. Ambassador Michael D. Kirby and USAID/Serbia Mission Director Susan K.

USAID, in Partnership With the Ministry of Justice, Funds the Upgrade of the Novi Sad Misdemeanor Court Facility
February 19, 2014

NOVI SAD The Minister of Justice Nikola Selaković and the USAID Mission Director Susan K. Fritz visited the newly renovated Novi Sad Misdemeanor Court. This court, the second-largest in the country, was renovated with USAID funds. Dragomir Milojević, President of the High Court Council and the Supreme Court of Cassation, and Zoran Pašalić, President of the Appellate Misdemeanor Court also participated in the visit.                    

USAID SIGNS AGREEMENT LAUNCHING NEW DIRECT-FUNDING PROGRAM WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF SERBIA'S OFFICE FOR COOPERATION WITH CIVIL SOC
February 14, 2014

Belgrade – On Friday, February 14, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) signed an agreement launching the second government-to-government assistance program between the United States and Serbia.  Ms. Ivana Ćirković, Director of the Office for Cooperation with Civil Society, H.E. Michael D. Kirby, U.S. Ambassador to Serbia, and Ms. Susan K. Fritz, USAID/Serbia Mission Director participated in the signing.  

USAID and the Supreme Cessation Court Present National Backlog Reduction Plan
January 28, 2014

BELGRADE - USAID and the Supreme Cassation Court of the Republic of Serbia met with the presidents of all Serbian courts at the Palace of Justice.  Chief Justice Dragomir Milojevic presented the National Backlog Reduction Plan, which calls for an 80 percent reduction within the next five years of the nearly 1.75 million old cases that have been plaguing the Serbian court system. “This goal may be ambitious but it is attainable with a lot of hard work by judges,” he said, encouraging court presidents to use the methods that have already proven to be successful by ten USAID pilot courts. 

United States and Serbia Launch Project to  Create Jobs and Improve the Quality of Life in South and Southwest Serbia
December 6, 2013

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Agency for Regional Development (NARD) will officially launch the Private Sector Development Project in Leskovac on Friday, December 6, to strengthen companies in 12 economically depressed municipalities in south and southwest Serbia. 

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Last updated: April 24, 2015

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