After the collapse of the communist regime and the collective farming systems, and the long transition period, farmers of Kavaja community faced hard condition, poverty, unemployment and social problems. Kavaja is situated in low lands in west of Albania. The farmer’s families have approximately 1.7-2 ha of cultivated land. The main income for families is the work from family members working abroad, but farming is still important for the community.

This project aims at improving nutrition and income through supporting farmers with Holstein heifers, training and technical assistance and usage of artificial insemination, as well as by improving their knowledge in small dairy farming, especially on feeding and management of animals.

135 Holstein heifers are actually distributed to 135 farmer’s families, while 52 new families have been supported through Passing On the Gifts phylosophy.