During the past period, within the project "Restoration of the Strumica River Basin", field trainings are conducted with the participation of 50 grantees from the third cycle of trainings for implementation of modern agri-environmental measures, where the amount of one grant is 5,000 euros.
At these trainings, experts in the field of fruit growing, gardening, soils, irrigation and protection give expert advice to agricultural producers in order to improve the quality of agricultural products and yield while reducing the costs of their production and of course environmental protection.
The project is implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in partnership with the Centre for Development of the South-East Planning Region, Municipalities from the Basin and other relevant institutions, and is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
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