The Macedonian Enterprise Development Foundation recently organized two impactful multiplier events in Skopje, North Macedonia aimed at promoting modern agriculture technologies and entrepreneurship skills in the agricultural sector.

The first event, held on March 22, 2024, at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Food, University “St. Cyril and Methodius,” brought together students, professors, and experts and in the field of agriculture from North Macedonia. Through presentations and discussions, the event highlighted the importance of integrating modern technologies, such as sensors, agricultural drones, and autonomous machines, to enhance agricultural practices and address challenges like labor shortages and resource management. Dimitar Smiljanovski from the Macedonian Enterprise Development Foundation emphasized the role of digital technology in agriculture, including the use of sensors in plant and animal production, agricultural drones, autonomous machines, and adapted systems for automatic management of agricultural machinery. They also discussed how modern mechanization can help overcome challenges such as labor shortages, climate change, and resource management, with precision farming systems potentially reducing input resources by up to 90% in the primary production process.

The second event, held in Skopje on March 26, 2024, in collaboration with the Faculty of Tourism and Business Logistics at the University Goce Delchev, focused on digitalization opportunities in the rural sector. Attendees learned about the “AgriSkills” program, which offers online training modules on digital skills, entrepreneurial strategies, and funding opportunities for agricultural digital transformation. Lazar Nedanoski, the Executive Director of the Macedonian Enterprise Development Foundation, presented financing opportunities available to companies in North Macedonia for innovative ideas and modernization of technology in the production process. He also shared the foundation’s past and current activities in the agriculture sector, rural tourism, and other areas.
The events sparked interest among more than 80 participants including students, professors, and other stakeholders in the field of agriculture and rural sector development.


Supported by the European Union through the Erasmus+ program, the AgriSkills project initiative aims to enhance the digital skills literacy of agriculture sector professionals and promote sustainable practices using modern technologies. This is in line with the broader efforts of the Macedonian Enterprise Development Foundation to support innovation and growth in the agriculture sector.

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