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Agriculture And Rural Development Project
Study
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Trainings Baseline and
Social Surveys
Trainings
TRAINING OF POTENTIAL APPLICANTS FOR APPLYING TO GRANT PROGRAMS Project Period: February 2013 – April 2014 Client: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development in Kosovo Project: Agriculture and Rural Development Project (KARDP), IDA, Credit Number 5005 XK Training is organized in two phases:
The first phase of training (first group) was held last year from 06 till 29 April 2013 (567 participants)
Second phase of training (second group) started on 20 January 2014 and will end on 19 Mach 2014. Scope of Work The objective of this assignment is to provide training and advice to potential grant applicants (farmers, farmer organizations, agricultural and/or food-processing and rural entrepreneurs, etc.) in the preparation of grant applications (with supporting documentation) that have the potential to be financed by MAFRD measures 101 and 103 of the ARDP.
Consultant will provide training in grant application preparation across 34 municipalities for at least 1,000 agricultural and livestock producers (including a minimum of 50 agricultural or food -processors and rural entrepreneurs, 20 farmer organizations) over two years period. Training in each municipal course will last an average of 10 days per year spread out over two-three months and cover applications under two measures and target farm enterprises (livestock, fruit and vegetable production and agro-processing). Training should be designed to match MAFRD’s grant application requirements. Trainees will only include potential applicants who match MAFRD’s grant qualification criteria. Follow-Up Advisory Support after completion of training to all those trained who express their interest to apply for grants related to any of the three grant categories (livestock, fruits and vegetables, agricultural or food processing), in the preparation of grant applications and supporting documentation for MAFRD grants under any of the two Measures. Each farmer or organization will benefit at least one day of follow up advisory support, in order to fully elaborate grant application and required supporting documentation. Advice will also be provided as necessary on technical aspects of the proposal as well as the relevant licensing and permitting requirements.
Timetable
Training
Program
TRAINING TO IMPROVE EFFECTIVENESS OF EXTENSION STAFF Project Period: June 2013 –November 2016 Client: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development in Kosovo Project: Agriculture and Rural Development Project (KARDP) Scope of Work The objective of this assignment is to train the MAFRD extension personnel as well as municipal advisory agents and private extension personnel in extension methodology and related communications and adult education issues; and in technical topics combined and based on the request and needs of Agriculture Extension Service staff of MAFRD. The Consultant will be responsible for performing the following tasks for the duration of the contract: 1. Develop training design (curriculum, materials and methodology); 2. Train approximately 100 extension agents and private extension personnel in each training year. Trainings are expected to be organized twice during the assignment period; 5 groups will be trained in 10 courses for each year. Each course will last an average of 3 days, spread out over as many weeks as possible. Topics to be covered by this assignment include: 1. Leadership Development,
2. Adult Development Strategies for Learning,
3. Methods of Delivering Extension Training Sessions,
4. Effective Communication Skills and Techniques,
5. How to Write Effective Fact Sheets for Farmers,
6. Delivering Hands-on Training Sessions to Farmers,
7. Models of Effective Delivery (Teaching),
8. Improving Writing Skills,
9. Effective Evaluation Techniques and Strategies,
10. Logic Model Development for Planning Extension Programs; 3. Train the same number of extension agents and private extension personnel (total of 100) in advanced technologies in agriculture and rural development. Training will be organized twice during the contract period; 5 groups will be trained in 5 courses for each year. Each course will last an average of 2 days, spread out over as many weeks as possible. Training on technical aspect should be delivered as a package, while best practice topics can serve as additional electives which participants can pursue depending on their interest and knowledge. Topics to be covered by this course include: 1. Primary Crop and Livestock Production,
2. Farm Planning, Management and Analysis,
3. Post-harvest Handling, Agricultural Marketing,
4. Agro-processing and Rural diversification,
5. Agricultural Produce Transport and Agricultural Trade,
Training Program

As every other year, ARDP organized training for Procurement and Environmental Impact for the beneficiaries of the Agricultural and Rural Development Program 2015 (ARDP 2015). We have attended these trainings

Measure 101 – 97 participants, of whom 26 women
Measure 103 – 16 participants, of whom 1 woman,
Measure 302 – 19 participants, of whom 4 women

The aim of this training: Explaining the details of procurement procedures mandatory to be followed by all beneficiaries of Agricultural and Rural Development Program in 2015 by the specialist Procurement Unit Implementation of the Project as well as the explanation of all the measures to be taken in an environmental conservation framework described by the Consultant for the environment.

Baseline and Social Surveys
BASELINE AND SOCIAL SURVEYS Project Period: 27 December 2013 – 01 April 2017 Client: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development in Kosovo Project: Agriculture and Rural Development Project (KARDP), IDA, Credit Number 5005 XK Scope of Work The objective of this Assignment is to collect information on the needs, priorities and aspirations of semi-commercial and commercial farmers including, but not limited to:
The Socio Economic characteristics of farm households and agro processors, aspirations, needs and priorities of male and female farmers for developing their enterprises, barriers and opportunities of male and female farmers in accessing capital, information, decision making and skills in the rural sector. After the completion of the Baseline Survey in year 2013, the same firm selected for this activity, will gather data in 2 other waves of surveys from the beneficiaries of the project, male and females to determine their satisfaction level regarding the project activities and the impact level the project activities had on their enterprises. The second wave of Social Survey will be in year 2015 and the third and final wave will be developed in the beginning of year 2017.
After each survey wave the Firm has to produce a Survey Report showing and analyzing the data gathered in the field.
Final
Report
Final
Report
STUDY VISITS
FYROM The study visit in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was held in the dates 20 to 23 November 2012, in the areas of Skopje, Radovis, Strumica, Valandovo, Gevgelija, Kavadarci. In this study visit participated 16 persons. The objective of this study visit was to give the opportunity to commercial and semi-commercial and agro-rural businesses to exchange experiences and knowledge in the regional level. The farmers and agri processors through this study visit, have seen farms built within European standarts and well established agro processing business in the FYROM.
They have closely seen different practices of the Macedonian operators which by the participants of the study visit can be adopted and adapted in their working conditions in their farms and facilities in Kosovo. The participants in the study visit have closely seen fruits and vegetables producers in greenhouses and open fields. Under focus were the processors and of fruits and vegetables as well as the storages where were highlighted the management, processing lines, storage capacities and collection points. Among others, there have been closely seen the functioning of the private and public advisory and extensions services, their organizing form, the management of advisory services, policies and strategies followed, advisory services, and linkages to the research and information provided and collected from the field, as well as the use of mass media in advisory and extension.










































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