Project Holder: Livestock and Rural Development Center (LRD)
Project Area: 8 villages in Myzeqeja region
Period: 2015-2017

This project will be implemented in 8 villages of Myzeqeja Region, western part of Albania.
It aims to improve economic and social status of poor family farmers in project areas through the development of cattle and goats family farms.
Project will contribute to the reduction of poverty in this region, improving family nutrition and income, supplying the local market with high quality milk products and pure breed heifers and goats.
In the frame of this project 50 heifers of high quality and 120 young goats, donating from Bothar Ireland, will be donated to 70 families in need, 1-2 heads of heifers /family and approximate 4 dairy goats/family.

The project will help the farmers’ community to produce more milk per farm, to improve quality, marketing of milk as well as in marketing live heifers and goats. As the result farmers will have more food and income per family.

Meanwhile the project participants will improve skills and knowledge on cattle and goat’s production through training and technical assistance provided from LRD Center. Trainings session will focus on cattle and goat breeding and management, feeding and reproduction, disease prevention, goat’s milk value chain, milk processing and marketing.

To ensure sustainability of the project, the farmers’ community will be assisted to develop the farms according to their resources and to strengthening the farmers groups.
This project will contribute in genetic improvement of cattle and goats of Albania.

The project will be supported from Bothar Ireland and implemented from Livestock and Rural Development Center (former Heifer Albania) in collaboration with farmers’ community group.