The overall purpose of the Foundation for Local Development is to promote integrated and sustainable regional development in the Agriculture Sector by strengthening existing and potential local structures.
A contract for the SUSI / LDF 2 project has been signed, funded by the Austrian Agency for Development and in cooperation with the Municipality of Suharekë / Suva Reka and implemented by the Local Development Fund.
A contract for the InTerDev 2 Project has been signed, funded by the Austrian Development Agency and in cooperation with the Municipality of Suhareka and implemented by the Local Development Fund.
The SUSI / LDF project has announced the application for the Young Professionals Program, from which are selected the companies where the new professionals will finish their practice, in total 26 young professionals. The total value of the program was 12,000.00 €
During this year, the process of monitoring and supporting farmers from both ongoing projects SUSI / LDF and InTerDev continued. As well as organizing various trainings and coordination meetings with relevant stakeholders from the agricultural sector and beneficiaries of projects implemented by LDF.
A contract was signed for the SUSI / LDF Small Farm Initiative Suhareka Project, funded by the Austrian Development Agency and in cooperation with the Municipality of Suharekë / Suva Reka and implemented by the Local Development Fund. The total project value is € 560,000.00.
During the year 2015 the SUSI / LDF project has announced two calls for applications from which 50 Beneficiaries have been selected. During this period, various trainings and meetings were coordinated with stakeholders from the agricultural sector.
During 2015 the InTerDev Project also announced three invitations to apply from which 57 beneficiaries were selected in total value, including the beneficiary contribution of 470,807.95 €. Also these projects have been monitored in order to support and obtain information on the progress achieved.
In cooperation with the IRDS Project, two pilot projects for the construction of bio-plant for sewage purification have been implemented in total amount of € 10,000.
The implementation of past projects has continued, as well as the performance of various activities such as trainings and meetings with key stakeholders from the agricultural sector, as well as the conclusion of the IRDS Project.
A UNDP contract was signed in the InTerDev Project in the Municipalities of Štrpce / Shtërpcë and Dragash / Dragaš, where LDF is the implementing partner with total project value over 400,000.00 €.
In cooperation with the IRDS Project, a call for applications was made out of which 30 (thirty) beneficiary farmers were selected, funded by the Austrian Development Agency with € 776,472.11 and the contribution of the beneficiaries with € 326,633.69 and a total of € 1,117,513.80
Also during this year is managed the call for applications and the selection of 15 new entrepreneurs with a total contribution of 179,472.75 of which the contribution of ADC 140,247.65 and the contribution of beneficiaries 39,225.10.
The implementation of the EU Project "Regional Economic Development in the Southern Economic Region of Kosovo" has been implemented, implemented by the Local Development Fund in partnership with the Municipality of Suhareka and the Municipality of Rahovec and funded by the Office of the European Union in Kosovo totaling 429,400.00
In cooperation with the IRDS Project, a call for applications was made out of which 10 (ten) beneficiary farmers were selected, financed by the Austrian Agency for Development with 347,148.14 and the contribution of the beneficiaries with 138,606.86 € and a total of 485,755.00 €
The monitoring of implemented projects, the organization of various meetings and trainings from the agriculture and management sector, has continued with the main actors of this field in the Southern Region of Kosovo.
The Local Development Fund Foundation was established in November 2011 by the IRDS project funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation.