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Applications for IPARD II Extended to New Date
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Applications for IPARD II Extended to New Date

TIRANA, December 3 The Agriculture and Rural Development Agency (AZHBR) announced on Tuesday that the last day of application for funding under IPARD II has been extended to January 15th at 16:30 hours. Further on, AZHBR defines that all applications must be submitted at its main office in closed envelops under the title: Thirrje per...

Manderina Fest Celebrates Konispoli’s Agri & Tourism Potential
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Manderina Fest Celebrates Konispoli’s Agri & Tourism Potential

TIRANA, November 25 Konispol municipality organized the eighth edition of Manderina Fest during the weekend. The festival celebrates the beginning of the harvest season in the top producing region of tangerine in Albania. Over 970 farmers are involved in the tangerine and citrus farming business. The total area dedicated to tangerine growing is estimated at...

From Tropoja to Korca: Where to Find Chestnuts
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From Tropoja to Korca: Where to Find Chestnuts

TIRANA, November 18 November is the peak time for the chestnut season in Albania, as these delicious fruits are found almost all over the country, from the Albanian Alps in the north to Delvina in the south. According to SARED data, the number of chestnut trees in Albania in 2014 was 336,514. Chestnuts are the...

Sweet Farm Unifies 200 Apple Farmers in Korca
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Sweet Farm Unifies 200 Apple Farmers in Korca

TIRANA, October 14 Over 200 apple farmers in Korca have unified their businesses in one single farm that produces 15 apple varieties. The farm consists of 20 hectares of utilized agricultural area and the initial investment was made by a returnee from Canada. Besides the fact that such a large farm would help farmers to...

Agriculture Grants, Deadline for IPARD II Applications Unveiled
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Agriculture Grants, Deadline for IPARD II Applications Unveiled

TIRANA, October 2 Farmers and agribusinesses based in Albania can submit an application for funding under IPARD II between October 30th and January 15th. The forecast notice highlights that any application submitted after December 16th will be rejected. The indicative overall available budget consists of €57.68 million. The Agency for Agricultural and Rural Development (AZHBR)...

Join the Harvest Festival and Celebrate Dibra’s Heritage
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Join the Harvest Festival and Celebrate Dibra’s Heritage

TIRANA, September 30 The annual Harvest Festival in Dibra region is an event that promotes agricultural products and services and the tourism potential of the area. The festival that brings together local farmers and entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized enterprises, local guides, representatives from the agribusiness and hospitality sector aims to promote the economic potential of...

What Products Will Albania Export to Saudi Arabia?
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What Products Will Albania Export to Saudi Arabia?

TIRANA, September 6 Albania will export soon lambs and goat kids to Saudi Arabia. The Minister of Agriculture, Bledi Cuci welcomed the Arab delegation headed by the deputy minister of agriculture in Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Saleh A. Alkhamshi, in a discussion for the trade collaboration between the two countries. The discussions focused mainly on the...

Albania’s Top Agricultural Commodities for 2018
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Albania’s Top Agricultural Commodities for 2018

TIRANA, September 3 Albanian agriculture continues to be the sector with the highest weight in the Albanian economy, with around 19% of the total GDP, whereas the production is concentrated mainly in the milk and vegetable products. According to data, published by INSTAT on Monday, September 2, titled ‘The index of prices for agricultural products’,...