Trajan Dimkovski

Deputy minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy of the Republic of North Macedonia

Date of birth: November 8, 1967

Nationality: Macedonian

E-mail address: [email protected] 

Address of the Ministry: 2 Aminta treti Street, 1000 Skopje

Education: Agricultural engineer, Department for Viticulture-fruit production, Faculty of Agriculture – Skopje 

Foreign languages: English language

Working experience:

-          June 2019 to August 2020 - Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy of the Republic of North Macedonia

-          March 2019 - Head of the Department of agriculture and rural development with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy.

-          June 2017 to March 2019 - Head of the Cabinet of the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy of the Republic of North Macedonia, Mr. Ljupcho Nikolovski.

-          November 15, 2015 to December 30, 2016 -  Special Advisor in the office of the Additional Deputy Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia, Mr. Ljupcho Nikolovski in the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy of the Republic of North Macedonia.

-          June 2013 to March 2017President of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Farmers of the Republic of North Macedonia (FFRM) – in charge of promotion among other associations, with the aim to establish a platform and create conditions for signing a Declaration for cooperation between similar organizations in the Republic of North Macedonia, as well as in the region. Preparation of projects for donors in accordance with the mission and vision of the Rural Coalition.

-          August 2007 to February 2012 - Executive Director of the Federation of Farmers of the Republic of North Macedonia (FFRM). Operation with the donor SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency), project offices of SFARM (Support of Agricultural Associations in the Republic of North Macedonia) and many other responsibilities.

-          April 2005 to July 2007  Coordinator of the project: Support of Agricultural Associations in the Republic of North Macedonia (SFARM 2).Member of the team for managing of the project, preparation of annual plans of activities, and co-ordination of different units, maintenance of contacts with representatives of the Swedish Federation of Farmers (LRF), and planning for their input and preparation of the programmes for their stay in Macedonia, secretary of the Routing Committee of SFARM 2, writing of the SFARM 3 project document, and preparation of the logical matrix (LFA), along with the preliminary activities, preparation of annual reports and presentation to the donor - the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).

-          August 2001 to March 2005 Coordinator of the project: Support of Agricultural Associations in the Republic of North Macedonia (SFARM 1) - development project financed by SIDA. Responsible to engage regional coordinators that would support the local associations, to maintain contacts and cooperate in implementation of part of their activities, to organize seminars, workshops and meetings with associations’ representatives.

-          June 1996 to July 2001 - Manager of the Association of Agricultural Producers Kumanovo (AAPK) - NGO, association managed by its members. Coordinator of AAPK for the pilot project Support of Agricultural Associations, financed by Catholic Relief Services (CRS). Active participant in establishing agricultural associations in the Republic of North Macedonia and activities and directly engaged in the contacts with the farmers who were closely considering the idea and need for establishing cooperatives. Active involvement in providing seeds, artificial fertilizers, import of heifers from the Netherlands and many other activities that were required by the member farmers. During the Kosovo crisis, the association took care for agricultural products for the people in the refugee’s camp.