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Enhancing modernization and innovative management in the sector of agriculture in North Macedonia – 2022

Enhancing modernization and innovative management in the sector of agriculture in North Macedonia, aiming at strengthening the sustainable development of rural areas in North Macedonia.

900,000 euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Agriculture & Fisheries Cooperation & Development Environment & Climate
Beneficiaries All beneficiaries Professional organisation & network
Regions Balkans
  • Actions must take place in the Republic of North Macedonia
  • The supported projects are to be implemented in the three least developed regions in the country – NorthEast, Polog, SouthWest and Prespa area

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Priorities and funded actions


  •  To strengthen the sustainable development of rural areas in North Macedonia
  • To modernise and optimise farming and forestry through provision of support to modernisation and innovative management in agricultural sector


  • Priority 1: To promote innovative investment projects and business operations of entities active in agricultural,
    forestry and agri-food industry
  • Priority 2: To improve the competitiveness in the agricultural sector in North Macedonia by promoting
    cooperation between farmers in order to establish producers’ organizations, co-operatives etc including enhanced participation of youth and women in agricultural development

Among financed actions

  • Priority 1
    • Actions to promote the technological development and modernization of agricultural production and
    • Actions to promote the competitiveness of the agri-food sector by providing support for restructuring,
      development and innovation across a value chain
    • Actions to support the protection of the names of specific products in the country to promote their unique characteristics, linked to their geographical origin as well as traditional know-how
  • Priority 2
    • Actions to support to the establishment and operation of Producers Organizations, or associations of
      producer organisations (APOs), or inter-branch organisations or Agriculture co-operatives etc
    • Actions to support value chains and short value chains of agricultural products
    • Actions related to training to farmers, co-operatives etc. for the promotion of products with quality labels and geographical origin

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated
  • Initial duration of the action: between 12 and 24 months


  • Be a legal person and be non-profit-making
  • Be a specific type of organisation such as non-governmental organisations
  • Be established in the Republic of North Macedonia at least two years before the submission deadline for this call
  • Total amount of the call: 900,000 euro
  • Amout of the grant: between 400,000 and 450,000 euro
  • Co-financing rate: between 60% and 90%

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