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Notification for results from the first call for allocation of funds from the IPARD Program 2007-2013 - 28.06.2010





The Agency for Financial Support of the Agriculture and the Rural Development announced the First Call for allocation of funds from the IPARD Program 2007-2013 on 23.12.2009. The total amount of the First Call was an amount of 24, 3 million euros in Denar equivalency. The offered amount of the Call comprised allocated amounts from the budgets of the EU and the Republic of Macedonia (for 2007 - 2, 1 million euros, for 2008 - 6, 7 million euros, and for 2009 - 10.2 million euros) in the amount of 19 million euros. The residual part of 5, 3 million euros is the Macedonian share in the total co-financing amount). [more]

Information on signing a Financial Agreement between the EU and R. Macedonia - 04.03.2010





On 2nd March 2010, the EU Special Representative and Head of Delegation of the European Union, Erwan Fouere and the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European Affairs, Vasko Naumovski, signed the 2007-2010 financial agreement for the IPARD component of the EU pre-accession assistance programme (IPA). [more]

Amandments to the call for applications no.01/2009 for allocation of funds from the IPARD Program 2007-2013 - 19.02.2010





The Agency for Financial Support of the Agriculture and the Rural Development (hereinafter referred to as: Agency) hereby informs all interested parties for submission of applications for allocation of funds from the IPARD Program 2007-2013 that the deadline for submission of the applications will be extended until 17.03.2010, 16.30 local time. [more]

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS No.01/2009 - 26.12.2009





Call for applications No.01/2009 submitting applications for allocation of funds from the IPARD Program 2007-2013 [more]

N O T I F I C A T I O N - 21.12.2009





The Agency for Financial Support of the Agriculture and the Rural Development hereby notifies the general public that on 18.12.200 in Brussels was signed the decision for conferral of the right for managing the funds from the EU Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance in the area of the rural development (IPA Fifth Component IPARD) to the Macedonian operative structure assigned for IPARD (The Managing Authority within the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy and the Agency for Financial Support of the Agriculture and the Rural Development).

The conferral of the right for managing the funds from the EU Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance in the area of the rural development (IPA Fifth Component IPARD) to the Republic of Macedonia has shown that the country has the necessary administrative capacities, expertise and knowledge for managing the European pre-accession funds in the area of the rural development.

The official decision for conferral of the right for managing these funds was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (2009/987/EU from 18.12.2009).

The Agency for Financial Support of the Agriculture and the Rural Development will publish the first Call for applications for allocation of the European pre-accession funds for rural development on 23 December 2009 and from May-June 2010 is expected the signing of the first Contracts for allocation of these funds.

The projected budget of the Call for applications for allocation of the European pre-accession funds for rural development is a total amount of 24.320.000 Euros i.e. an amount equivalent to 1.494.150.272 denars, out of which 75% of the funds will be provided from the Fifth Component of the EU Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance in the area of the rural development (IPARD) and 25% of the funds will be provided from the budget of the Republic of Macedonia.
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NOTIFICATION for issuing a Public Announcement for submission of applications for using financial support from the Fifth Component under the Instrument for Pre-accession Aid for Rural Development - 02.11.2009


The Government of the Republic of Macedonia and the Agency for Financial Support of the Agriculture and the Rural Development hereby notify all interested legal and natural persons that in December, 2009 shall be published the first Public Announcement for submission of applications for using financial support from the Fifth Component under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance for Rural Development from the European Union (IPARD Program 2007-2013, Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia no. 83/2009, dated 03.07.2009) for the projected funds for 2007,2008 and 2009.
The objective of the IPARD Program 2007-2013 is to provide support, via adequate measures, to the agriculture and the rural development and improve the competition of the agriculture production and the agro-food sector via their harmonization to the European Union standards and achieve sustainable environmental and socio-economic development of the rural areas via increasing the economic activity and the employment opportunities.
The funds under the IPARD Program 2007-2013, projected for 2007, 2008 and 2009 in reference to the Public Announcement from December, 2009 shall be used for the following measures:
Measure 101 Investments in agriculture holdings with the objective of their restructuring and upgrading to Community standards
Measure 103 Investments in processing and marketing agriculture and fishery products with the objective of their restructuring and upgrading to Community standards, and
Measure 302 Diversification and development of the rural economic activities
The projected funds from this Public Announcement are total amount of 24.320.000 EUR out of which 18.240.000 EUR (75%) are contributions from the EU and 6.080.000 EUR (25%) are contributions from the Budget of the Republic of Macedonia.
The rules for using the funds under the IPARD Program 20072013 assume signing of a Contract with the potential Beneficiaries, which are obliged to implement the approved investment. On-the-spot control and the supervision of the Contract implementation shall be performed by authorized persons from the relevant Institutions from the Republic of Macedonia and the European Union.
The method and the procedure for using the funds under the IPARD Program 2007-2013 are stipulated in the Decree on the manner and the procedure for using financial support for rural development measures financed under the Fifth Component - Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance for Rural Development from the European Union (Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia no.112/2009 dated 09.09.2009)
The Public Announcement shall be valid from the day of publishing the Public Announcement in the daily newspapers.
More detail information on the type of investments, the criteria for obtaining financial support, the amount of the support per measures, the information for preparing and submission of applications as well as practical advices for the process of applying, the interested parties can obtain in the regional centers at the Agency for incentive of the agricultural development.
Contact:

Agency for Financial Support of the Agriculture and the Rural Development
Telephone: 02 3097-450
Fax: 02 3097-454
-mail:ipardpa.info@ipardpa.gov.mk
www.ipardpa.gov.mk/

Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy
IPARD Managing Authority
Telephone: 02 3109-809
Fax: 02 3110-887
www.mzsv.gov.mk

Agency for incentive of the Agricultural Development
Telephone: 047 228-330
047 228-370

every working day from 8:30 to 16:30
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EXCERPT FROM THE PRESS CONFERENCE HELD BY DIRECTOR OF AFSARD, TONI DIMOVSKI, ON 22/09/2009 IN THE PREMISES OF THE AGENCY FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT IN AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT - 25.09.2009


In the period from 07.09 until 18.09 2009 audit mission was held by the auditors of the Directorate for Agriculture and Rural Development for conferral of management of the funds from the Instrument for Pre-accession assistance of the European Union in the field of rural development (5th IPA component - IPARD).
Preliminary results presented at the final meeting of the mission held on 18.09.2009 are positive and no blocking factors are noted that could delay the conferral of management of the pre-accession funds from the 5th component of EU pre-accession assistance.
Namely, the auditors will suggest Macedonian operational structure for IPARD (Managing authority within the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy, Agency for financial support in agriculture and rural development, including the National Fund within the Ministry of Finance) to obtain the right to manage European funds in the field of rural development (5th IPA component - IPARD). According to the auditors of the said Directorate, Macedonia has shown that it possesses the necessary administrative capacities, expertise and knowledge to manage the funds.
The official decision is expected to be published in the Official Journal of the European Union during November 2009.
Agency for financial support in agriculture and rural development at the moment is preparing the first public call for IPARD Programme funds to be published in December.
The conclusion of the first contracts is expected in the period of April/May 2010. [more]

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