Tirana, December 21, 2015
On Friday, December 19, in Berat city was organized the annual Agribusiness Fair where farmers and producers from all over the country had the opportunity to showcase their ‘Made in Albania’ products.
The fair was co-organized by the Berat Municipality and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and on this behalf the fair was attended by the Minister of Agriculture Edmond Panariti and the Mayor of Berat Petrit Sinaj.
Minister Panariti declared that “Berat has a lot of potential in the agriculture sector and can boast about the development of this sector during this year, since production has doubled and exports as well.” According to the Minister, these are not the only advantages of the agriculture sector in Berat city but the most important feature is the high quality and production standards of these products.
Statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture show that the agricultural production and exports doubled during 2015 mainly for vegetables, while the surface of planted greenhouses has increased significantly as well.
The Minister Panariti added that for 2016, the Ministry of Agriculture will support further the development of agriculture through state grants and European Union programs. During 2016, the Ministry of Agriculture will focus on creating and applying policies that will provide to farmers and agro processors the right environment and climate to develop and increase their activities.
News source/photo credits: ATA