“Live healthy in rural areas” cross border EU project launched a training program for Albanian and Macedonian farmers, initiated by the Albanian Council of Agro Business and the Federate of Macedonian Farmers.
The training consisted in the presentation of new technologies in the agriculture field, particularly new service technologies for the cultivation of apples. During the training, farmers were introduced to demonstrating practices in harvesting apples with the latest technological means. More than 20 farmers from the region of Dibra attended the training held by University of Skopje experts and lecturers.
This training aims to connect farmers and exchange experiences in order to develop further a joint market regarding the cultivation, production and export of apples. The cooperation of work between Albanian and Macedonia farmers would enhance economic cooperation between the two countries, according to the organizers.
The region of Dibra is separated in two administrative unities, one inside the territory of Albania and the other part is a territory of Macedonia. The region is well known for the cultivation and the long tradition in cultivating apples and other fruits, and the trade of apples makes about 50% of revenues for rural families. The training program was held in Vrutok and Gostivar, two Macedonian cities.
News source/photo credits: ATA
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