On December 3rd in Bitola, the Rural Development Network of the Republic of Macedonia presented the baseline data of heat stress effect on daily milk yield in cows, taken through the USAID Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture project.

Prof. Metodija Trajcev PhD from the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Food, presented the baseline measurements obtained from the monitoring in 3 small dairy demonstration farms and 1 control farm, taken during summer months from June to September 2015. The presentation was attended by more than 50 representatives of National Extension Agency – NEA and dairy breeders. Through sharing project results and achievements with NEA advisors, the USAID project strives to raise the awareness of the Macedonian agricultural sector about the negative influence of climate change and help livestock breeders to deal with problems caused by climate change.

Another presentation on the baseline data will be organized on December 10th in Strumica, where NEA advisors and dairy breeders from the east part of Macedonia are invited.