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Farmer to Farmer (ACDI/VOCA)

Place: macedonia, Europe
Quantitative & qualitative enhancement of crop products Quantitative & qualitative enhancement of crop products
Total Budget: € 0,00 | Period: From June 1993 To June 2001

Summary

Specially designed program for exchange of knowledge and experience between Macedonian farmers and farmers from United States. The program supported “One on One” collaboration through which Macedonian farmers were trained and educated for usage of contemporary agricultural practices.

Partnership

Agricultural Pharmacy Shops - Macedonia

Lead applicant

National Extension Agency for Agriculture - Macedonia

Initiative partner

University Ss Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Food in Skopje, Institute of Agricultural Economics - Macedonia

Initiative partner

Teaching, research and analysis in the field of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Rural Development, Agricultural Policy and Agricultural Marketing

Specially designed program for exchange of knowledge and experience between Macedonian farmers and farmers from United States. The program supported “One on One” collaboration through which Macedonian farmers were trained and educated for usage of contemporary agricultural practices.

- Introduction of inovative 2 to 3 weeks Twinning training program (Farmer to Farmer) for small scale farmers

- Study tours in US for group of Macedonian farmers

- Publishing of related literrature

Small scale farmers and food processors from Macedonia 

- Enhanced food production and processing of targeted farmers and processing entities
- Decreased operational and production cost
- Diversification of food production 

- Farmers

- Food processors

5 experienced persons with agricultural and/or agro-economical background

- insufficient knowledge of English language among farmers

- insufficient equipment, low capacity and outdated practice of Macedonian farmers

- financial powerlessness of the Macedonian farmers

Environmental protection represented the criterion sprovedevanje activities

During the implementation of the activities all experts from US were accompanied with local experts who ensured further extension of the newly promoted agricultural practices

National extension agency was responsible for dissemination of brochures and video material among the Macedonian farmers and agricultural associations.