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Albanian Products Showcased at Fruit Logistica in Berlin
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Albanian Products Showcased at Fruit Logistica in Berlin

TIRANA, February 7 Albanian exporters of fruit and vegetables are among the 3,239 exhibiting global players and small and medium-sized companies and organizations from 90 countries that are currently attending FRUIT LOGISTICA in Berlin. The three-day event is at the same time the world’s largest fresh produce industry trade exhibition. The Participation of Albanian fresh...

Growing Mismatch between Education and Agriculture Jobs
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Growing Mismatch between Education and Agriculture Jobs

Press Review TIRANA, 7 January The gap between jobs in Albania’s top sectors of economy and education is growing wider. The services and agriculture sectors contributed 66.5 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017. Moreover, agriculture and services respectively contributed 42.4 and 38.2 percent of jobs in 2017. In the meantime, only 4.2...

Wine Festival to Celebrate Local Products in Pogradec
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Wine Festival to Celebrate Local Products in Pogradec

TIRANA, December 13 Food and wine festivals are becoming a method to promote local products of specific tourist destinations all over Albania that have distinctive cultural identities but are often under the radar of traditional tourist offers. The Wine Festival of Pogradec is an annual event that welcomes various attendees from the business sector and...

Kuksi, Tropoja’s Blueberries, Chestnuts, and Honey Registered as National Trademarks
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Kuksi, Tropoja’s Blueberries, Chestnuts, and Honey Registered as National Trademarks

TIRANA, December 11 A list of products and goat breeds from the Albanian highlands are now registered as unique brands. According to the General Directorate of Patents and Trademarks, the list of products includes honey from Malesi e Madhe, Chestnut Honey from Tropoja, Chestnut Honey from Malesi e Madhe, Tropoja Blueberries, and Kuksi Blueberries. The...

How Much Olive Oil do Albanians Consume per Year?
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How Much Olive Oil do Albanians Consume per Year?

TIRANA, December 3 Olive oil production and exports show a year-over-year increase even though at a slow pace. The annual average of olive production in Albania is between 90,000 and 100,000 tones. In the meantime, the average olive oil production is between 17,000 and 20,000 tones mainly represented by extra-virgin and virgin olive oil. However,...

First Incubator for Albanian Products Opens in Permet
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First Incubator for Albanian Products Opens in Permet

TIRANA, November 22 Traditional food products from Permeti area will be easier to find in the market. A food incubator for typical Albanian products was inaugurated in Permeti town on Wednesday. It will provide access to local food systems and also a market for the farmers of the area. The incubator will focus on two...

Konispoli Farmers Celebrate 7th Edition of Mandarina Fest
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Konispoli Farmers Celebrate 7th Edition of Mandarina Fest

TIRANA, November 19 The seventh edition of Mandarina Fest was celebrated during the weekend in Konispoli municipality in cooperation with GIZ Albania. The farmers in Konispol, Mursi, and Xarra invested in citrus farming and especially tangerines and clementines. Based on the official data provided by the municipality of Konispol, in 2017 the district counted over...

State Budget Backs Albania’s Fishing Industry in 2019
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State Budget Backs Albania’s Fishing Industry in 2019

TIRANA, November 13 The seafood processing industry is the best-performing branches of agriculture in Albania. Hence, official authorities encourage entrepreneurs to further invest in aquaculture, fish farming, and seafood processing. Fishing and agro-industry represent respectively 46% and 38% of the hike in agricultural exports for January-September 2018. Agricultural exports that include farming, fishing, and agroindustry...