FAO and US Government provide refunding resources for damages in the
Skopje, October 18th
United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation
(FAO) provided the distribution of first shipments with winter seed wheat
and artificial fertilizers, which is aid for Macedonian agriculture workers
from areas affected by conflict and famine. The project, which is scheduled
to start tomorrow, is in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture,
Forests and Water supply, Macedonian Agriculture associations and humanitarian
organisations "Care" and "Actetd".
FAO provided one million and 375 thousand USD for realization of the project.
Their part is 400 thousand, while the US government provides the other
975 thousand, which will be transferred via "OFDA" agency.
The aid is for 13,600 agricultural families from Kumanovo, Tetovo, Gostivar,
the north part of Skopje, as well as areas affected by famine. Each family
is going to get 150 kgs seed wheat and the same amount of artificial fertilizers.