Facilitating Inter-ethnic Linkages between Producers and Markets
The video describes the results of USAID’s assistance to municipalities in addressing community needs
I saw an information poster in the municipality on an ongoing raspberries project, which required our financial participation, too. I applied and received 2,400 raspberry seedlings which I planted and the project was implemented. My family is very happy about it.
During a meeting with the Director of USAID Advancing Kosovo Together program, we came with a common idea and after that jointly went out and talked to the farmers, too. We saw that there are interested farmers, people who are jobless and interested to grow raspberries.
Now, I have a five year contract with EuroFruti on distribution and sales of raspberries, and that means a lot.
Last year, we didn’t have a single kilogram of raspberries supplied from the municipality of Novo Brdo/Novobërdë. This summer, the supply has already started. In a way, we have also established interethnic relations between the K-Albanian, K-Serb, K-Turkish, and other people living there.
In the end, I would like to express my appreciation to USAID Advancing Kosovo Together program. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I received a CNC Plasma, which is a machine that does the work by itself. First, I want to express gratitude to USAID, the organization that implemented the Advancing Kosovo Together program, and provided us with the opportunity to increase the quality of our products. This means a lot for me and my family. More than 90% of my job is focused on working with K-Albanians, while I also secured new clients. I expect to expand my production and increase sales between 20-30%.
For the first time, we were part of a project which included the north as well, specifically farmers from K-Serb community.
We received support and I concluded a contract with Agroprodukt from Istog/Istok. This means that I can sell to them everything that I produce.
This means a lot to me, since I am planning to expand further the production capacities. This was my second year and I achieved full yield.
We had continuously good communication. Mr. Milić Božović expressed his interest to expand his cultivated land parcels. Everything I collect is immediately picked up by a truck. I have excellent cooperation with the K-Albanian company from Istok/Istog. I am grateful to this organization for helping both my family and me to make additional income.
Last updated: January 24, 2017