Kosagri bighp

Strengthening the Kosovo Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development for the improvement of the vegetable production according to EU standards

November 2010 - December 2017

Project Summary

Short description

The project, funded by General Direction for Development Cooperation of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation  and implemented by C.I.H.E.A.M. - Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, aims to assist the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development in order to adopt the measures for improving the economic conditions of rural communities.

To fulfill the overall objective, the project envisages a programme that aims to:

  • enhance the Integrated Pest Management procedures for fruit production; the IPM production should be characterised by a high safety level thanks to the use of authorized plant protection products and in the respect of minimum residue levels according to EU requirements;
  • provide assistance to MAFRD for laying bases and structure of a national extension service in order to generate favourable conditions for the development of organic agriculture.

Main Results

  • R1 - Legislative measures implemented and harmonized with EU standards in plant protection and organic farming sectors;

    R2 - Laboratories for pest diagnosis and chemical analysis established and rehabilitated;

    R3 - Plant Protection Service strengthened;

    R4 - Native plum, apple and grapevine varieties selected at sanitary and clonal levels;

    R5 - Nursery activity developed at national level;

    R6 - The MAFRD extension service enhanced;

    R7 - Project visibility promoted and the results disseminated.


CIHEAM-Bari - Italia

Source of funding : Italian Cooperation / Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Total budget : 2 200 000,00 €