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North Macedonia
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Северна Македонија
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Welcome

The agrifood sector, a solid pillar of the Macedonian economy

The agriculture sector contributes to GDP for nearly 10% and is relatively stable. The main export products from Macedonia are tobacco, confectionary products, fresh and processed vegetables and fruits, and wine. Almost the totality of the Gross Agricultural Output (70%) is generated by crop production, where vegetables are the main contributors. Tomatoes, peppers and melons dominate the vegetable production. Other important agricultural products are fruit, cereals, tobacco and grapes for wine production as well as for direct consumption. Livestock output has a lesser importance; dairy farming with cow milk production dominates this sub sector.

Room for Improvement

The structure of the agricultural sector is characterized by small-sized family farms, owned or leased, and highly fragmented into small parcels. The state firms, generally much larger, are either not operating or in difficulties, often due the fact that their privatization is not completed.

The low amount of food processing in Macedonia due to problems with the supply of quality raw materials and unsophisticated suppliers, lack of skilled workers, and difficulty accessing financing.

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News

Call for expressions of interest to organise the EIT Food Startup Awareness Event News

Call for expressions of interest to organise the EIT Food Startup Awareness Event

09 Jul 2021 EIT Food is looking for three organisations, each based in one of the following countries: Cyprus, Malta, Montenegro, the Republic of North Macedonia and Ukraine, to organise the EIT Food Startup Awareness Event for the local agrifood ecosystem in September-November 2021
Call for expression of interest to participate in EIT xKIC Circular Economy Consumer Engagement Labs in Western Balkans News

Call for expression of interest to participate in EIT xKIC Circular Economy Consumer Engagement Labs in Western Balkans

01 Jul 2021 EIT Food is looking for 2 consortia consisting of 3 organisations operating in the same country (scientific organisation + food service provider + packaging company) that would participate in EIT xKIC Circular Economy Western Balkans project to locally implement Consumer Engagement Labs
Recruitment for the EIT Food RIS Fellowships - extended deadline News

Recruitment for the EIT Food RIS Fellowships - extended deadline

09 Mar 2021 MSc students and graduates with different educational backgrounds as well as PhD students and post-docs from EIT RIS countries are very welcome to discover job opportunities in the food industry by getting unique, professional, paid 3-6 months internships within the EIT Food RIS Fellowships Action Line
EIT Food Government Executive Academy 2021: registration is now open

EIT Food Government Executive Academy 2021: registration is now open

08 Mar 2021 Hereby, we announce EIT Food Government Executive Academy – Edition 2021
The success of the EIT Food RIS Fellowships project - how we managed to overcome challenges News

The success of the EIT Food RIS Fellowships project - how we managed to overcome challenges

11 Nov 2020 We are proud to announce the spectacular success of EIT Food RIS Fellowships 2020 edition!
Impressions from Summer School on New Product Development 2020

Impressions from Summer School on New Product Development 2020

09 Nov 2020 EIT Food Summer School on New Product Development was an international event that brought together over 40 participants from different backgrounds and countries, who came to gain knowledge of the tools, techniques, and methodologies used in the process of new product development in the food industry