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First Results of Agro-Servicing Cooperatives in Donetska Oblast

 Read more...On 11 October 2013, a special on-site session of Coordination Council on implementation of CBA-II Project in Donetska oblast was held in Mnohopillya village of Amvrosiivsky rayon. The aim of the meeting was to overview the results of piloting microprojects, aimed to boost agricultural development of rural areas in the region. To that end, heads of 18 rayon councils were exposed to experience of ‘Miy Dobrobut’ agro-service cooperative, one of 2 piloting cooperatives, established with support of CBA-2 in Donetska oblast. Ms. Alessandra Tisot, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ukraine, participated in the field meeting.

In Mnohopillya village, as well as in many other villages of Donetska oblast, economy is based on mainly agricultural activities involving up to more than 90% of the total households including animal breeding, dairy, poultry, vegetables and fruits. Key issues facing the village are low level of knowledge among householders, lack of modern agricultural technology, remoteness from markets, lack of marketing and technical information and lack of jobs.


Economic initiatives of rural communities should be supported

Read more...On 18 and 23 January 2013 experts from Sumy National Agrarian University conducted seminars on creating of agricultural cooperatives in Sumy region. Participants were representatives of local authorities and interested community members. During the workshop, participants were able to get information on state and local programs on support the creation and operation of Rural Cooperatives. In particular, the deputy head of Sumy Regional Council informed the audience that for these purposes the regional budget provided 2.3 million USD. Funds will be provided in the form of repayable financial assistance.


Young Journalist Visited CBA Partner Community


Read more...Recently a group of young journalist visited community of village Korzhi, Kyiv oblast, the participant of the Joint EU/UNDP Project “Community based approach to local development”. During the field visit they had a chance to see with their own eyes the way the CBA Project works. About what they have explored you can find out in their reviews following the links:>>>>>>>








Senior Program Manager of UNDP and International Manager of CBA visited Lvivska oblast

Read more...On 2nd July 2014, Mrs Oksana Remiga, Senior Program Manager and Dr. Jayshingh Sah, International Project Manager of CBA visited Lvivska oblast. During the visit they met with  Mr. Pjatak, Deputy Head of Lvivska oblast council and representatives of oblast state administration.


Communities of Zaporizhia implement energy efficient microprojects

Read more...In Zaporizka oblast a refurbished kindergarten in village Blagovischenka Kuibyshivsky rayon was formaly opened. Under the CBA Project support hot water supply system which use solar power was installed, old windows and doors were replaced and partially heat insulation of frontage was done. Thanks to these complex measures premises of the kindergarten willstay warm in inter. Besides, usage of solar energy will do savings to local budget. To implement this initiative community members gathered more than UAH 25 ths., and Project provided more than UAH 229 ths. More than 1000 community members benefited from microproject implementation.

For Blagovischenka it was the second implemented microproject. Community was selected for implementation of additional quota issued by the Project in 2014 to implement energy efficient initiatives. In total in Zaporizka oblast 9 rayons participate in regular component of CBA, and 3 rayons in replication component. Out of them 4 rayons additionally are piloting in energy efficient component, also out of them 5 rayons were selectedfor implementation of additional quota. Overall, in oblast the Project demonstrated a close cooperє

ation of communities with local authorities on village, rayon and oblast level. More information in a video

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