FAO and US Government provide refunding resources for damages in the agriculture

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.

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