This is the first factory in Kosovo for recycling of meat waste and using it for production of healthy pet food in Kosovo. The project is a multi-ethnic initiative of Albanian and Croatian partners and it will significantly contribute to preservation of environment since the animal waste from butcheries, restaurants individual households and meat producers are usually dumped on landfills, are being processed as food for cats and dogs. The company was supported through purchase of machinery required for processing and production. Through establishment of the factory, around 40 (forty) people of different ethnicities are going to be employed, thus improving the livelihood of workers and their families. Business will meaningfully substitute import of these products to Kosovo and has good potentials for export since as only company of this kind in the region.
This project is a part of IOMs programme Business and Social Support and Integration, which aims to foster integration of mainly minority enterprises into national institutions and Kosovo market. Initially, IOM published open call for proposals within grants scheme for business ideas and social initiatives respecting criteria of multi-ethnicity and social impact, and various proposals were supported through the programme.