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Honey, Vegetables’ and Grains’ Production in 2018
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Honey, Vegetables’ and Grains’ Production in 2018

TIRANA, July 10 The Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) has published a report about the production of honey, vegetables, and grains in Albania between 2014-2018. According to the data provided by INSTAT, in 2014 and 2015 Albania produced 3.000 tons of honey. In 2016, though the production of honey was increased by 1.000 tons, remaining the...

Revenue from Property Taxes Declines in Q1
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Revenue from Property Taxes Declines in Q1

TIRANA, July 3 Property taxes are a considerable source of revenue for local power, but the latter confirm that expectations for January – March 2019 were not met. According to the report on local finances Jan-March, all the 61 municipalities across the country collected a total of Lek 784.3 million from property taxes for the...

Albania Joins the Geneva Act of WIPO’s Lisbon Agreement
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Albania Joins the Geneva Act of WIPO’s Lisbon Agreement

TIRANA, June 27 Albania joined the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement following the deposit of its instrument of accession with the World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO’s Director General on Wednesday, 26 June.  The Instrument was by Ambassador Ravesa Lleshi, Permanent Representative of Albania to the United Nations in Geneva. What does this mean? WIPO...

Olive Growers Saw High Yields, Climate Change Action Urged
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Olive Growers Saw High Yields, Climate Change Action Urged

TIRANA, June 24 Climate change is considered to be one of the main factors impacting olive production in the Mediterranean region. Other issues faced by olive growers in the region are related to phytosanitary problems. While olive oil production in Italy and Greece fell to record-low in 2018, Albanian olive farmers saw higher yields during...

EU Certified Hybrid Seeds Tested in Fields
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EU Certified Hybrid Seeds Tested in Fields

TIRANA, June 17 The debate for the domestic products, a good part of which are not bio, on the contrary, pesticides are being used, has obliged the Agricultural Technology Transfer Center in Lushnje, to start a test. Hundreds of seeds which are sown in fields as well as in greenhouses are being tested as hybrid...

Albania Will Export Its Food Products to China
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Albania Will Export Its Food Products to China

TIRANA, June 10 Soon China will be a new market for Albanian animal products. Albania and China have signed a memorandum regarding their collaboration about the import and export of food products and their safety. The deputy minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ermira  Gjeci signed the memo. This memorandum paves the way to the...