Macedonian government plans EUR 700mn in agriculture subsidies in 2013-2017.

By bne IntelliNews October 24, 2012
The Macedonian government plans to allocate EUR 700mn in subsidies to local farmers over the period 2013-2017 under a newly-adopted programme in support of the agricultural sector and rural areas development, Vecer daily reported. Agriculture minister Ljupco Dimovski said that emphasis will be placed on the production of fodder, the implementation of environmental measures and the use of certified seeds, which will result in higher yields and better quality of the crops. Other priorities concern the rural areas and envisage the construction of sewer networks, water supply systems and other infrastructure, including roads allowing easier access to the arable land. The programme will also support the development of the rural tourism in the country.

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