USAID Mission Director, James Stein symbolically opened the corn harvest today in Pelagonija where farmers, with the help of the USAID Small Business Expansion Project and its Grow More Corn initiative, have achieved record-breaking corn yields this growing season. The first phase of the initiative began in May with the financing and installation of drip-irrigation technology and training programs to teach innovative farming practices to 40 farmers in Polog and Pelagonija.
On October 17th, 2013, 103 entrepreneurs, owners of micro and small businesses in Macedonia, were recognized for successfully completing the Entrepreneurs Class, Entrepreneurs Finance Class and Program in Collection of Receivables implemented by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (CEED) Macedonia with support from the USAID Micro and Small Enterprises Project.
On October 12th 2013, in the village of Shipkovica, the USAID Small Business Expansion Project and the Municipality of Tetovo celebrated International Day of Rural Women with an event that promoted employment opportunities for the rural women of Polog. For example, a professional herb collector can earn double the national average salary (approximately $900) for 8-10 months per year. Depending on the number of existing collection facilities, it is estimated that some 500 rural women from Polog could benefit financially from herb collection.
Start date: October 10, 2012
End date: April 10, 2015
Project budget: $ 198,089
Implementer: Metamorphosis, Foundation for Internet and Society.
On October 8th, 2013, the USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project, together with the Municipality of Staro Nagoricane, celebrated the completion of renovations at the Hristijan Todorovski Karpos Primary School in the village of Dragomanc. The process of refurbishment, financially supported by the U.S. Government through the United States European Command (EUCOM), created a better learning environment for interethnic integration in education.
Last updated: July 15, 2014