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“Wines from Macedonia” on air worldwide

Although it is a small country, Republic of Macedonia is beginning to make ‘noise’ about its wines, just like Darrel Joseph wrote in his article for Macedonian wines in the UK’s “Harpers” wine magazine, “When it comes to quality, size doesn’t matter”.
For years, Macedonian wineries have been exporting significant small quantities of wine primarily in bulk that created bad image and low appreciation for Macedonian wines. In the last decade that trend is changing...

 

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Adding Value via Quality Standards & Food Safety Systems

Over the past couple of years, Macedonian companies in the Wild Gathered Products (WGP) Value Chain have become aware of the many benefits of implementing quality standards and food safety systems. Experience gained through participating in well-known trade fairs and study tours organized by AgBiz has helped Macedonian processors and exporters to understand the need and importance of food safety assurance, if they want to enter new markets and sustain themselves in existing markets....

 

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USAID’s AgBiz Program Helps Macedonian

Agribusinesses Understand how to Access IPARD Funds

During the process of EU accession Macedonia is entitled to use Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) funds. The IPA Rural Development Program (IPARD) is expected to become available by the end of 2009, and is designed to contribute to the sustainable development of rural areas and the modernization agriculture and agribusiness so participants can meet Community standards. Utilization of these funds depends on the absorption capacity of the sector and its ability to develop and apply for funding for viable projects that are in line with the very specific IPARD requirements....

 

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Modest Investments in Post Harvest Handling Can Make Huge Differences in EU Market Competitiveness

For more than two years AgBiz has been helping Macedonian fresh produce companies at both the firm and value chain level to improve their export competitiveness by providing support related to product handling, grading, packaging and food safety. Now AgBiz is playing an even more important role in improving the competitiveness and profitability of Macedonian fresh produce companies by increasing their knowledge of modern, fresh produce post-harvest handling technologies, and how to effectively adopt these competitiveness enhancing techniques...

 

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USAID’s AgBiz Program Helps Macedonian

Agribusinesses Understand how to Access IPARD Funds

During the process of EU accession Macedonia is entitled to use Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) funds. The IPA Rural Development Program (IPARD) is expected to become available by the end of 2009, and is designed to contribute to the sustainable development of rural areas and the modernization agriculture and agribusiness so participants can meet Community standards. Utilization of these funds depends on the absorption capacity of the sector and its ability to develop and apply for funding for viable projects that are in line with the very specific IPARD requirements....

 

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Over US $5 million in financing identified for Macedonian agribusiness

Given the current scarcity of finance, more effort is needed to identify and understand currently available sources.Due in part to the global financial crisis,Macedonian...

 

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Macedonian Dried Vegetables Conquer European Markets

Sushara Lars, founded in 1985, is a Macedonian pioneer in processing dehydrated vegetables. The company was privatized in 2000, which allowed custom designed drying facilities...

 

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Wild Gathered Products Firms Build Their Own Legacy

The Wild Gathered Products (WGP) Value Chain plays a significant role in Macedonian agribusiness since nearly all of its products are exported. At the same time it provides income to a significant number of households in low income rural areas...

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Macedonians learn modern techniques to add value and competitiveness to their table grape exports

In March 2009, ten participants from six Macedonian table grape producers and marketers visited their colleagues in South and Central California, USA. California is one of the largest table grapes exporters in the world. During the ten days of this highly technical study tour...

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Study tour to Sweden results in initial sales of $70,000

In response to a request from the Macedonian Association of Processors, from November 3 to 7, 2008 AgBiz and the MAASP Project supported and organized a study tour to Sweden for Macedonian vegetable processing companies to identify new customers. Altra, Vipro, Kim, Konimext..

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Vegetable Specialties Processor Expands their International Distribution

Dentina, a 100% private enterprise, was founded in 1993 and today has sixty full time and seasonal employees. It is located in the south-eastern part of the country in Strumica, a town in the center of a major vegetable production area...

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Macedonian Quality Wines Succeed in Polish Market

The sunny and mountainous Republic of Macedonia is a centuries-old pro-ducer of some of the Balkan region’s best wines. Wine production in Macedonia dates back to ancient times...

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