FFRM implemented a project with the Swedish Association for Development (SIDA) for Development and Support of the FFRM, which implemented activities aimed at agricultural development, agricultural association and creation of agricultural magazine for agriculture and rural development "Moja Zemja". This is an important project, not only for the FFRM, but also for the Republic of Macedonia, which made a major contribution to the development and strengthening of the agricultural association, to hear the voice of the farmer and to protect his rights and interests. The Swedish International Development Agency - Sida recognized the importance of establishing such a strong national organization and together with the Swedish Federation of Farmers (LRFs) for ten years gave strong support in fulfilling its mission and vision, both financially and technically support and exchange of experiences.
FFRM and the French organization AFDI
FFRM and the French organization AFDI, on the basis of a program for decentralized cooperation between Lower Normandy and the Republic of Macedonia, implemented the project "Improving the quality of milk", where basic tools for the production of quality milk were developed. In this project farmers learned from top experts on balanced food, safety and hygiene.
FFRM in cooperation with 20 formal (university) and informal organizations
FFRM, in cooperation with 20 formal (university) and informal organizations, worked on increasing the capacities and competences of the specific needs and lifelong learning of the participants in the project "Network for the extension of the rural areas in the Western Balkans through the reform of the curriculum" agriculture and rural development through training and publication of a brochure on rural development.
FFRM in partnership with the Albanian Agribusiness Council (CHS)
FFRM, in partnership with the Albanian Agribusiness Council (CHS), implemented the project "Feel the Healthy Rural Life" funded by the EU, the cross-border IPA program with Albania. The project aims to contribute to the improvement of the economic situation of the rural population at the border (Polog, Pelagonia, Elbasan and Dibra) through their mutual cooperation, establishment of a rural training center in the village of Vrutok, Gostivar, education for rural development, promotion of traditional food and rural tourism. The project is of particular benefit to the local population in the border regions, primarily focusedon the most vulnerable groups of rural population - rural women and youth, but also for all citizens, institutions and organizations working for rural development.
Leonardo da Vinci's Mobility Program (Lifelong Learning Program)
Within the framework of the Leonardo da Vinci mobility program (Lifelong Learning Program), the project "Veterinarian in the management of agricultural cooperatives VETMAK" was implemented. The overall goal of the project is to promote experience in training to improve the quality and innovations involved in the process of mobility of persons in order to increase their employment and labor market participation opportunities
FFRM was a partner in support of SMEs
FFRM was a partner in the project "AGROSTART" - Transnational Support Network for SMEs in the EU-funded sector for growing and plant production, within the framework of the Transnational Co-operation Program in Southeast Europe, and will last for two years. The project is implemented in seven countries (Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, R. Macedonia and Albania) from 12 organizations. The overall goal of the project is to increase the competitiveness of SMEs and to promote and facilitate entrepreneurship and innovation by responding to the need for a separate SME support service in the sector for plant and animal breeding, which will adapt an integrated transnational approach. The project refers to business support organizations and services that provide assistance to SMEs in the SEE economic area, including business associations, chambers of commerce, trade promotion, consultants, trade unions, non-governmental organizations, federations of workers and employers, and all other relevant stakeholders pages.
FFRM together with the Rural Development Network and the Community Development Institute
FFRM together with the Rural Development Network and the Community Development Institute implemented the project "National Committee for Family Agriculture". The National Committee on Family Agriculture is an informal platform established by the Association Community Development Institute (CDI) - Tetovo, the Rural Development Network of the Republic of Macedonia and the Federation of Farmers of the Republic of Macedonia. The purpose of the Committee is to address all the challenges and needs of formal and informal family farms in the Republic of Macedonia, to summarize and articulate their views and needs and to present them to all interested parties. This platform is open to membership for all interested legal and natural persons and is the basis for future cooperation in the field of family farming.
FFRM together with the Center for Economic Analysis
FFRM together with the Center for Economic Analysis in the period 2015-2017 implement the EU project "Creating paths for employment of rural youth". The main objective of the project is to facilitate the inclusion of young people living in rural areas of the Northeast region by establishing and supporting a sustainable workforce development system. The specific objectives are to: (1) increase skills and understanding of employment opportunities in line with labor market requirements in the region, and the development and implementation of tailor made training programs that will result in the social inclusion of rural youth (2) system for labor force development, harmonization of labor market needs by establishing and supporting 3 local employment clubs and practical internships in the local business sector; and 3) developing a regional strategy for inclusion of a target th group in the social and labor market.
FFRM actively implements a project with the Swedish organization We Effect
his project establishes official cooperation in support of the FFRM
activities in the country for improving the overall agriculture and agribusiness climate, adding value to the importance of farmers. The aim is to present the activities and resources available in order to be used for further improvement of businesses in agriculture and encouraging an initiative for greater involvement of women-farmers.
The project is part of the We Effect Program for Europe
, which includes Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo
The goal of the project is to:
- It offers a broad and selective national platform for agricultural development, which means that the FFRM promotes an inclusive approach for key, key players in the non-governmental sector for agriculture, where the platform will serve as a mechanism for identifying the most important national policy issues in agriculture twice a year discuss their resolution;
- Promotes and promotes the further development of co-operatives in agriculture, providing training and guidance for improving skills and setting up the necessary mechanisms for establishing and maintaining a sustainable agricultural business through cooperatives;
- It extends the share of information, success stories and the coverage of relevant and positive examples through the monthly magazine Moja Zemja in regional agriculture, which will serve as an open information area and as a practical, educational tool for farmers in the region (Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo);
- Supports women's initiatives in agriculture, encourages women to establish and maintain a successful business in agriculture, equip them with the necessary skills and tools for appropriate positioning in agribusiness and adding value to their products;
- It strengthens the institutional development of the FFRM by improving the current management mechanism and ensuring a full gender strategy and policy at national level, thereby increasing gender awareness and establishing gender-balanced planning and implementation procedures.