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Kosovo

Capital: Pristina
Population: 1,804,838
Population below national poverty line: 37%

Bóthar in Kosovo:

Since 2000, Bóthar has been helping farming families whose livelihoods were destroyed during the conflict there in 1999. Our projects aim to restock farms with dairy cows, dairy goats and pigs, facilitate post conflict rehabilitation, provide training in agriculture, and promote rural development. Since 2000 Bóthar has sent 24 airlifts of in calf dairy heifers and AI straws to Kosovo and we hope to continue to send airlifts to Kosovo.

Kosovo

Current Project Profiles

Project Title: Pigs for Small Farmers in the Morava Region
Location: Ranillug and Shillova villages on the Kosova/Serbia Border
Number of families: 20
Animals: 50 pigs
Other inputs: Forage seed, fertiliser, veterinary aid, pig shelters, maize grinding machine
Training: Animal nutrition and care, shelter building, pig breeding, stable and pig hygiene, crop cultivation, agro-ecology, farm management and record keeping, animal health and disease prevention
Brief synopsis: In this project, 20 small farmers have received 50 piglets and training in how to care for and breed their animals has also taken place. Through the introduction of quality animals and the pass-on system it is hoped that, in time, both villages will see and feel the benefit of improved agricultural practices.
Pass-on obligations: The original families will pass-on piglets to an additional 20 families
Expected benefits: The short breeding cycle of the pigs should allow for a substantial increase in income in a relatively short period of time. This increase will act as the first step for the participants to rid themselves of poverty.
Co-financing partner(s): Heifer International
Local partner(s): HI Kosova

Project title:
Helping Serbian Families of Fushe Kosova
Location:
Fushe Kosova, in the north of the country
Number of families:
30
Animals:
30 Holstein heifers
Other inputs:
Agricultural equipment, forage seeds, maize seeds, fruit saplings
Training:
Shelter construction, livestock nutrition and care, breeding, milk and shelter hygiene, agro-ecology, farm management and record keeping, animal health and disease prevention
Brief synopsis:
In this project 30 farmers are receiving 30 Holstein heifers in an effort to replenish stocks that were nearly wiped out during the recent conflict. Training is being carried out where necessary and in addition to this the participants will receive fruit saplings and seeds to feed their animals.
Pass-on obligations:
The original families will pass-on to 30 more families
Expected benefits:
Through the use of the pass-on and by the introduction of the high quality animals it is expected that the people in this area can look forward to piecing back together parts of their lives that were destroyed by the war by improving their financial and social conditions.
Co-financing partner(s):
Heifer International
Local partner(s):
HI Kosova
Other relevant data:
Breed quality is being maintained using artificial insemination.
Project title:
Rehabilitation and Well Being for War Widows in Gjakova Community
Location:
3 villages in the Gjakova Community: Dobrosh, Krelan, Korenice (South-Western Kosovo)
Number of families:
42 families
Animals:
In calf Simmental heifers
Other inputs:
Freight, horticulture, agricultural equipment, transportation, personnel
Training:
Animal husbandry, milk production
Brief synopsis:
The lives of the target community here were seriously affected during the Kosovo War and this project has provided them with cattle and training in order to increase their income and improve their lives in the aftermath of the conflict.
Pass-on obligations:
It is hoped that another 42 families will benefit within 3 years
Expected benefits:
By the end of the project, it is hoped that the families involved will have increased their income by selling dairy products and milk and that the community will be better prepared to address their own needs.
Local partner(s):
Medica Kosova
Other relevant data: N/A

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