President Thaçi congratulates farmers at the commencement of the harvesting season

Ferizaj, July 11th 2018 – President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, accompanied by the Vice Minister of Agriculture and the Mayor of Ferizaj, have observed the harvesting of grain in Ferizaj municipality today.

President Thaçi said that month of July is the harvesting month and expressed his hope that this will be a productive season, despite large amounts of rain lately.

“As institutions of the country, as President of the country, I saw it useful to always be side by side with the farmers, be supportive of them, in order to fulfil the needs and requirements of the farmers of Kosovo. It is important that this year’s yields are good, in par with the standards of previous years, despite the rain. And those who have been damaged due to the rainfall, we will work with the institutions in order for them to be compensated”, said President Thaçi.

He congratulated the farmer Xhevat Uka from Prelez village of Ferizaj municipality, and all other farmers of Kosovo, on their good work and on the commencement of the harvesting season.

Agriculture Deputy Minister, Mevludin Krasniqi, said that this week will also mark the commencement of the distribution of subventions of 150 Euros for each hectare planted with grain, while the mayor of Ferizaj, Agim Aliu, said that presidents visits and consistent support by central and local governments encourages the farmers to work even harder and this shows our determination to supporting of farmers and agriculture.

Farmer Xhevat Uka thanked President Thaçi, deputy minister Krasniqi and mayor Aliu for their visit to his farm and for their continuous support.

President Thaçi at the end said that an increased engagement of farmers of Kosovo for a good ending of this season is very visible