Minister Peci presents state plans for the development of agriculture

Prishtina, October 7, 2021 – The American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo organized the forum “State Policies for Agricultural Development” in which panel participated the Minister of Agriculture, Faton Peci, together with Sead Shehu from M & Sillosi and Agran Halimi from Pestova, moderated by Fatmir Selimi, the consultant.

Minister Peci spoke to the participants regarding the agricultural policies of the Government of Kosovo, saying that during this mandate, the Ministry will be committed to creating favorable conditions for the development of agricultural activities through state mechanisms, advancement of current legislation, and appropriate development policies, to further advance the agricultural sector, as a future priority for the economic development of the country.

“The support of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development through programs and policies for local farmers and producers will continue, contributing to the increased production and quality for all domestic products. Also, during this year I have undertaken concrete actions to address the Auditor’s recommendations regarding the drafting of criteria and budget planning for the Direct Payments Program “, said Minister Peci.

He has also shown that through support programs he is creating new support opportunities for applicant farmers. “In the framework of this year’s support program, we have increased support for vegetables, and we have taken actions that orient subsidies on the basis of yield. Meanwhile, another innovation of this program is the coverage of the Insurance Premium in the amount of 75 percent for 6 agricultural crops for farmers who decide to provide agricultural crops “, said among others Minister Peci.

Minister Peci invited the representatives of the companies present at the forum to present their concerns with Minister Peci, who expressed the willingness and readiness to address the concerns and barriers faced by the latter, based on applicable laws.