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This year, we mark 50 years since John F. Kennedy established the U.S. Agency for International Development. On this anniversary, we honor the men and women of USAID whose dedication to service has saved millions of lives around the world and brought hope and opportunity to developing nations. Click here to see the video of Administrator Rajiv Shah’s anniversary message.

2012 Annual Letter by Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator




AgBiz Extension Components

• Increased productivity, competitiveness,   and sales for processed vegetables

• Increased productivity, competitiveness,   and sales for fresh fruit and vegetables

• Enhanced access to finance

• Organizational capacity building for   advocacy

• Development of value chain export   strategies and plans





AgBiz Extension Components

• Support for the Agency for Foreign   Investment and Export Promotion (Invest   Macedonia)

• Policy and institutional reform needs   identification, prioritization, and   development

• Support for Ministry of Agriculture,   Forestry and Water Economy










Events

End of April, 2013 - Skopje, MAFWE Conference Hall

Round table on Law on Quality of Agricultural Products and on Rulebooks

April 29, 2013 - Strumica

Final presentation of the Sector Export Marketing Plans (SEMP) for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables and Processed Vegetables Value Chains

April 25, 2013 - Skopje

Final presentation of the Contract Farming model implementation results

April 11, 2013 - Skopje

Presentation of the cost benefit analysis findings - Energy efficiency for the glass house vegetable producers

April 9, 2013 - TBD

Crediting in agriculture - Conditions and Perspectives

April 8, 2013 - Strumica

Focus groups discussions (Pepper) and Presentation of the advanced post harvesting techniques

April 5, 2013 - Strumica

Training on yellow pepper production practices

April 3-4, 2013 - Resen and Negotino

Focus groups discussions - Apple and Table Grapes

April 2-15, 2013 - Strumica, Kocani, Tetovo and Gevgelija

Training Program for Faremers on Advanced Horticulture Production Technologies

March 18-22, 2013 - Sweden and Lithuania

Study tour and B2B

March 12-14, 2013 - H.Sirius, Strumica

Training on Efficient Organization of Workshops and Promotional Campaigns

February 28, 2013 - Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy

Presentation of financing and insurance possibilities in agriculture to Subsector Standing Groups for fruits and vegetables

February 27, 2013 - H.Sirius, Strumica

Workshop for preparation of Sector Export Marketing Plan (SEMP) for Processed Fruits and Vegetables Value Chain

February 26, 2013 - H.Sirius, Strumica

Workshop for preparation of Sector Export Marketing Plan (SEMP) for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Value Chain

February 19-20, 2013 - H.Sirius, Strumica

Workshop on review of National Support Programs and preparation of proposal for their adaptation in line with value chains'needs and requirements

February 12, 2013 - Strumica

Focus group discussions - Pepper

February 11-14, 2013 - Hungary

Producers' Organizations/Groups (POs/PGs) Study Tour for farmers

February 6-7, 2013 - Berlin, Germany

Fruit Logistica 2013

January 29&31, 2013 - Resen and Kavadarci

Focus group discussions - Apple and Table grapes and Presentation of financing and insurance possibilities for farmers

December 20, 2012 - Chamber of Commerce, Skopje

Workshop for preparation of Sector Export Marketing Plan (SEMP) for Processed Fruits and Vegetables Value Chain

December 18, 2012 - Chamber of Commerce, Skopje

Workshop for preparation of Sector Export Marketing Plan (SEMP) for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Value Chain

December 10-14, 2012 - Resen, Strumica and Kavadarci

Focus group discussions - Table grapes, apple and pepper

December 10-11, 2012 - Faculty for Agricultural Science and Food, Skopje

Training for MAFWE officials on Preparation of Macedonian Agriculture for Negotiation Process with EU

December 3, 2012 - Macedonian Parliament, Skopje

Training on EU Integration of Macedonian Agriculture for the Parliamentarian Committee for Agriculture

November 19-20, 2012 - Skopje

Buying mission of Russian processed vegetables importers

November 14-17, 2012 - Bolzano, Italy

Interpoma 2012 - Apple Trade Fair

November 5, 2012 - Economic Chamber of Macedonia, Skopje

Non traditional export market conference and B2B meetings (Table grapes)

October 30-31, 2012 - H.Sirius, Strumica

Workshop for preparation of Sector Export Marketing Plan (SEMP) for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables and Processed Vegetables Sectors

October 8, 2012 - Replek Conference Hall, Skopje

Conference for hygienic engineering and design

October 3, 2012 - Kavadarci

Focus group discussions - Table grapes

October 2, 2012 - H.Studio, Strumica

Focus group discussions - Pepper

Semptember 27, 2012 - H.Sirius, Strumica

Promotion of Contract Farming brochure

September 25-26, 2012 - H.Sirius, Strumica

Workshop for preparation of Sector Export Marketing Plan (SEMP) for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables and Processed Vegetables Sectors

September 25-28, 2012 - Resen

Non traditional export market conference and B2B meetings (Apple)

September 17-20, 2012 - Moscow, Russia

Worldfood Moscow - International Trade Fair for Food and Beverage

September 14, 2012 - Skopje

Training on Donor Relations

September 10-11, 2012 - Mavrovo

Training on Management and Leadership skills

September 10-12, 2012 - Strumica

Non traditional export market conference and B2B meetings (Pepper)

End of August, 2012 - Kocani and Gevgelija

Implementation of Global G.A.P

August 22, 2012 - Ohrid

Training on Presentation Skills

August 21, 2012 - Ohrid

Training on Organisational Management

End of July, 2012 - Resen

Training on postharvest Smart Fresh technologies

July 27, 2012 - H.City Park, Skopje

Promotion of 4 brochures - compiling materials from the training sessions for farmers on Adoption of EU Requirements

July 16-25, 2012 - Strumica, Bogdanci

Pepper production technology training (Seasonal aspects)

July 19, 2012 - Strumica

Focus group discussions for pepper subsector

July 11-12, 2012 - Ohrid

Training on Business Negotiations

July 8-10, 2012 - Kavadarci, Strumica, Negotino

On-Field training on table grapes production

July 6, 2012 - Resen

Focus group discussions for apple subsector

July 3-10, 2012 - Resen

On-Field training on apple production

June 18-19, 2012 - H.Kapri, Bitola

Training on Advocacy and Lobbying

June 18-22, 2012 - Kavadarci and Strumica

Training for primary producers on table grapes planting material production technology

June 18-22, 2012 - Stip and Valandovo

Training for primary producers on apple planting material production technology

June 18-22, 2012 - Bogdanci and Strumica

Pepper production market compliance training

June 18-22, 2012 - Strumica, Tetovo and Kocani

Training on cooperatives, producer groups and producer organizations in Macedonian horticulture sector

June 4-7, 2012 - Kocani, Tetovo and Strumica

Training for marketing standards for fresh and processed vegetables

June 4-9, 2012 - Italy

Study Tour and B2B

May 29 - June 7, 2012 - Washington, Chicago and New York, USA

Study Tour and Promotional Events for Macedonian Wineries

End of May, 2012 - Negotino

Training for primary producers on table grapes planting material and production technology

End of May, 2012 - Valandovo

Training for primary producers on apple planting material and production technology

Third week of May, 2012 - Bogdanci

Pepper production market compliance training

Third week of May, 2012 - TBD

Training for primary producers on adoption of EU requirements

May 17-18, 2012 - H.Kvins, Skopje and Invest Macedonia

Kick-off meeting for development of sector export marketing plans for FF&V and PV value chains

May 8, 2012 - Journalists' Club, Skopje

Workshop - Innovation in Agriculture and How to Access the Newly Established USAID's Innovation Financing Vehicle

May 4, 2012 - Tetovo

Trial plots for new varieties and production technologies

May 3, 2012 - Kocani and Kumanovo

Trial plots for new varieties and production technologies

May 2, 2012 - Gevgelija and Strumica

Trial plots for new varieties and production technologies

End of April, 2012 - Strumica

Pepper production market compliance training

April 5-6, 2012 - H.Sirius, Strumica

Training on strategic planning for MAFWE Subsector Standing Groups for fruit and Vegetables

April 5, 2012 - H.Feni, Kavadarci

Second round of Focus Group Discussions (Table grapes) and presentation of Access to Finance possibilities for farmers

April 3, 2012 - R.Vito, Resen

Second round of Focus Group Discussions (Apple) and presentation of Access to Finance possibilities for farmers

March 29, 2012 - H.Sirius, Strumica

Second round of Focus Group Discussions (Pepper) and presentation of Access to Finance possibilities for farmers

March 25-28, 2012 - Warsaw, Poland

Study tour and B2B

March 10-19, 2012 - Melbourne and Sydney, Australia

Study tour and B2B

March 1, 2012 - H.Romantik, Veles

Environmental Compliance Training

February 28, 2012 - M.Vardar, Gevgelija

Presentation of the Interactive Web Portal for Processed Vegetables Value Chain Members

February 8-10, 2012 - Berlin, Germany

FRUIT LOGISTICA 2012, International Trade Fair for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Business

February 1-5, 2012 - Thessaloniki, Greece

AGROTICA 2012, 24th International Fair for Agricultural Machinery, Equipment and Supplies

January 31, 2012 - H. Feni, Kavadarci

Matchmaking Event: "How to Access Finance and Alternative Sources of Financing"

December 1, 2011 - H. Sirius, Strumica

Matchmaking Event: "How to Access Finance and Alternative Sources of Finance"

December 19 - 23, 2011 - Strumica, Kavadarci, Ohrid

Focus Group Discussions - Fruits; Vegetables; Table Grapes



 
 
 
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