IPESA is the short name for the project “Improvement of the performance and quality of the public extension service in the livestock sector”. As Albania’s Agriculture and Food Sector develops and moves towards closer integration with the European Union, there is a need for a strong and effective Farm Advisory System (FAS).
Currently, the public extension (advisory) service in Albania has a number of strengths. But it also faces many challenges to make it more effective and efficient in delivering appropriate farm and business management advice and services to farmers.
IPESA is funded by the EU and is being implemented by the consultancy company NIRAS IC (Poland) using best European models and practice. A three-year project, it began in May 2017 and continues until May 2020.