HC Deb 20 July 2001 vol 372 c478W
Dr. Starkey

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) if she will list the agricultural projects funded by her Department in Kosovo; [5288]

(2) if she will make a statement on her policies on funding agricultural development and livestock reprovision in Kosovo. [5287]

Clare Short

Our support to agricultural projects in Kosovo is mainly through the programmes of the EC. In 2000 and 2001 the EC has committed 30 million euros for supply of fertiliser, seed production, rehabilitation and management of irrigation schemes and an agricultural information campaign. The UK's share of this commitment is £3.5 million.

Through a small projects scheme managed by the DFID office in Pristina we have provided £160,000 in grants to NGOs and the UN Interim Mission in Kosovo for projects to help farmers restock cattle, sheep and goats, construct greenhouses and revive beekeeping.