FAO supports policy advice and income generation activities in Montenegro. Specifically, FAO through a project funded by Luxembourg helps develop livestock production and marketing through provision of technical support, information and training, so that farmers improve their household incomes within the poorer and more isolated communities of Northern Montenegro. An FAO funded project is geared towards supporting small-scale growers in organic agriculture in order to extend their income generating opportunities while aiding environmental preservation. A regional project that includes Montenegro is also implemented from 2010-2012 that addresses the improvement of aquaculture through targeting the seafood sector. Within a UN Joint Project agribusiness development is further facilitated.
Currently FAO is implementing these projects in Montenegro and Kosovo:
• GCP/RER/019/LUX “Development Assistance to Farmers in Remote Areas of Montenegro and Kosovo – cross-border project”. The overall objective is to increase livestock owners’ standards of living and being achieved principally but not exclusively through technical assistance, demonstration and training of farmer-owned and managed groups and associations.
• OSRO/GLO/604/UK, Avian influenza project, reinforcing the national and regional capacity for early warning and early reaction to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreaks within the Balkan region with a particular focus on strengthening of surveillance and monitoring.
• GCP/KOS/004/SWE, Forestry project, with an overall objective to support MAFRD on developing forestry sector and in particular support on revision of forestry policies and strategies and compiling a ten year Development Program for Forest Sector in Kosovo and in particular support on revision of forestry policies and strategies and compiling a ten year Development Program for Forest Sector in Kosovo