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The development of the supply chain in the dairy sector in the Pelagonia Region

The project initiative enabled cooperation between the relevant stakeholders in the supply chain of the dairy sector in the Pelagonia region by improving farmers’ productivity and strengthening the cooperation between them.

The project activities are aimed at the modernization of livestock production and implementing good practices that directly affect the improvement of the quality and quantity of milk production and increase the income of dairy farms. With the support of the USAID Business Ecosystem in cooperation with business entities in the dairy industry, the livestock production’ equipment was provided - a mixer TMR, round balers and a hoof trimming equipment, which were assigned to several small and medium-sized farms on the territory of the municipality of Krivogashtani and the municipality of Krushevo.

 For a period of one year, significant results were record on the pilot dairy farms, which noted the positive impact of the initiative of the dairy sector in the Pelagonija Region.

Achieved results:

  • Established farmer’ cooperation model
  • Company partnerships
  • Procurement of equipment
  • Improved practices at farm
  • Increased quality and quantity of raw milk on the pilot-farms
  • Improved animal welfare on the dairy farms
  • 30 person trained for hoofs treatment of dairy cows 

In the frames of the projects, a visit was organized on a farm where representatives of the USAID office in Macedonia- Mr. David Attebery, USAID representatives, local municipalities’ representatives, associations, etc. were informed about the achievements of the project initiative for the development of the supply chain in the dairy sector in the Pelagonija Region of LAG AGRO LIDER.