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A smart solution: Reaping the fruits of technology

“This is the one everyone knows from cartoons - the little worm in the apple” explains Eftim Petkovski, scooping the larva of a codling moth from an apple in his orchard in Resen. “But it’s no joke, I can tell you – if we farmers don’t spray for them early on, all our livelihoods are at risk. Timingmore

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Addressing the needs of people with disabilities in the event of emergencies and disasters: First manual in Braille for children with visual impairments

Eight-year-old Jovana Trajcevska lives a long way from her family home in Resen, studying five days a week in Skopje at the Dimitar Vlahov State School for the Rehabilitation of Children with Visual Impairment. From Monday to Friday she studies and sleeps in the capital. Now in her second year at tmore

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After the Rain - a new documentary about the ways women farmers are coping with climate change

“It isn’t the strongest species that survives, nor even the most intelligent, but the species most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin   So begins After the Rain, the first ever documentary film made by a Macedonian director about climate change, will be screened in Skopje on 20 November as pamore

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Cutting costs comfortably: A model renovation project in Resen

“It’s pretty ironic,” says Naume Tashovski, a civil servant in the Municipality of Resen, “Our energy bills used to be much higher but the building was much less comfortable. There were a lot of draughts and temperatures in the offices were very unpredictable. But things are looking up now.”  more

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Disaster? There is an app for that!

“I guess I’m a bit of an information freak!” says Vasko Popovski, UNDP’s Project Manager for Disaster and Climate Risks, when asked how he came up with the idea for a nifty new app that’s set to revolutionize public access to data on dangerous events like earthquakes, floods and fires and potential more

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Energy efficiency begins at the kindergarten

The kindergarten Srnicka-Kalinka in the municipality of Aerodrom, is now officially the first ever energy efficient kindergarten in the country. It took less than five months for the UNDP team to make all the analyses and completely refurbish the 50 year-old building. We changed the windows, the façmore

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Restoring hope in the future for Prespa Lake

“We used to do a lot of things without thinking about the effects on the environment,” says Naume Toskovski, an apple farmer in the Prespa Lakes region. “We didn’t know that dumping apples would pollute the water. Perhaps it’s a different story with pesticides and fertilizers— the temptation for farmore

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The next apple harvest in Resen will be a million dollars heavier!

Farmers in the region of Lake Prespa will soon have the chance to compete for a small grants programme worth a million US dollars. The grants are being provided to help local farmers switch to more sustainable practices and introduce environmentally-friendly measures to reduce pollution. Agriculturmore

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Water for Life - Restoring the Health of the Strumica River Basin

The Strumica River Basin - a vital ecosystem at risk The ecosystem of the Strumica River Basin is vital to the lives of the people in the region. Covering almost 7 per cent of the country’s territory, with a total area of 1,649 km2, and home to 124,500 people, the river basin supplies water for drinmore

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