NMC International Rural Women01

On the occasion of the International Day of Rural Women, October 15th, the Rural Development Network of North Macedonia together with the National Federation of Farmers, every year, are organizing an event to recognize the women’s importance in enhancing agricultural and rural development worldwide. The focus of this year’s event will be putted on the implementation of the Declaration for improving the economic and social status of rural women that was signed last year and discussions will be initiated on the topic of rural women and land property and heritage.

The event will be organized in Prilep, North Macedonia and will host around 150 women farmers, women from rural areas, NGOs, representatives from the central and local government, Swedish Embassy, EU Delegation in North Macedonia, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Food, NEA, Institute of Agriculture and UN WOMEN. The Swedish organization, We Effect, is financially supporting the organization of this event and is giving the opportunity for representatives of the members of the Balkan Rural Development Network - BRDN to participate, share experience and knowledge which can be replicated in the other Western Balkan countries.