“REGIONAL SHEEP AND GOAT BREEDERS` DAY 2008”, 11-12 July, 2008, Mavrovo and Galicnik, Macedonia

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11 – 12.07.2008 Mavrovo, Galicnik, Macedonia

The Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in SEE will organize a Round Table entitled: “State measures for development of sheep and goat breeding sector and implementation of National Animal Breeding Programmes“and the „Regional Sheep and Goat Breeders Day 2008”. The events will be held in Mavrovo and Galicnik, Macedonia, in the period 11th-12th July 2008. The objectives of the events are:

  • to exchange experiences about relevant policy measures for development of sheep and goat sector and National Animal Breeding Programmes in the SEE;
  • to strengthen the regional cooperation in the sheep and goat breeding sector between stakeholders on micro, meso and macro level.

The event will be organized under auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy of Macedonia and the European Union Mission in Macedonia More information:
Secretariat of the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group Tel/ Fax: ++389 2 31 03 572, E-mail: swgsecretariat@mt.net.mk
Preliminary Programme 11 th July 2008 (Friday) Mavrovo 09:30 Official Opening of the Round table 09:45 – 10:15 Common Agricultural Policy – EU measures for development of sheep and goat sector Representative of the European Union Mission in Macedonia 10:15- 12:30 Presentations of the topic: “National policy measures for development of sheep and goat sector and National Animal Breeding Programmes- part sheep and goat breeding – goals, roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders” Representatives of Ministries of Agriculture or scientific institutions from SEE countries/territories (detailed programme will be prepared after confirmation of participation) 12:30 – 13:00 Economic Analysis of the competitiveness of sheep sector in Macedonia Daniela Gidalova, GTZ MAFP Macedonia 13:00 -14:30 Discussions and Conclusions 14:30 Lunch 12 th July 2008, (Saturday) Galicnik The sheep breeding farm of Vardar Gradsko 09:30 Official Opening of the manifestation Speech by: H.E. Aco Spasenoski, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy of the Republic of Macedonia; H.E. Erwan Fouéré, EU Special Representative and Head of the Delegation of the European Commission Greeting by the hosts of the manifestation- Vardar from Gradsko, Municipality of Mavrovo- Rostushe, Local Self Unit of Galicnik 10:00 Sheep milking contest; Sheep sheering contest 11:00 Exhibition of wool handicrafts and demonstration of wool handicrafts production Exhibition: collection of sheep and goats Viewing the exhibition of Sheppard dogs (Sharplaninec) Traditional wrestling Promotion of companies from the agricultural-food sector 13:00 Announcing the results from the contests; Proclaim winners and mete out awards 14:00 Traditional lunch organized by the host ”Vardar”- Gradsko

You can download Programme here and Presentations here