Ref 4 Kosovo

Country

Kosovo
Project description Strengthening of Public Veterinary Services
Origin of funding European Agency for Reconstruction (EAR)
Name of Client Kosovo Public Veterinary Services
Period 06/2002 - 03/2005
Overall project value 1,369,689 EUR
Proportion carried out
by ADT 
30
No of staff provided 3
Name of partners, if any GRM International BV, GFA Terra Systems GmbH
Project description

The aim of the project was to:

  • support livestock production, trade and veterinary public health by improving animal health surveillance, disease control programmes and veterinary border inspection;
  • improve food safety and thus consumer protection, by assisting in the implementation of monitoring and surveillance of food of animal origin, drug and residue surveillance and control of food imports;
  • ensure appropiate standards of animal welfare by monitoring and providing advice to animal husbandry (livestock and pet animals), by monitoring of stray cats and dogs, animal transport and livestock slaughtering practices.

The Project covered all aspects relevant for the institution building and strengthening of a public veterinary administration such as:

  • Prevention and control of transmissible animal diseases (list A and B OIE)
  • Development of identification and movement control system for cattle and sheep
  • Border inspection post control
  • Drug and residue surveillance
  • Food and hygiene control
  • Ante and post mortem meat inspection in slaughterhouses
  • Animal welfare
  • Veterinary drug licensing
  • Capacity building for the Kosovo veterinary laboratory

The project included a veterinary and food safety legislation component and provided technical assistance tot the drafting of veterinary and food safety legislation in the areas mentioned above.

Type of Services provided
  • Prevention and control of transmissible animal diseases (list A and B OIE) and zoonotic diseases
  • Identification and movement control system for cattle and sheep
  • Border inspection post control
  • Drug and residue surveillance
  • Food and hygiene control
  • Ante and post mortem meat inspection in slaughterhouses
  • Animal welfare as it applies to animal and food of animal origin production
  • Veterinary drug licensing
  • Capacity building for the Kosovo veterinary laboratory
  • Strengthening of the KVS in its organisation and effective structure
  • Development of a comprehensive veterinary legislation
  • Preparation of a longer term strategy for the development of the KVS (Kosovo Veterinary Service)

 

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