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Agribusiness Scents Potential in Medicinal Plants, Chestnuts, etc
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Agribusiness Scents Potential in Medicinal Plants, Chestnuts, etc

TIRANA, January 21 In 2019, over Lek35,300 million worth of Albanian agricultural products were exported around the world. Data from the Institute of Statistics show that during the same year, the agriculture sector contributed to 18.9 percent of Albania’s GDP. At the same time, agriculture provided 36.4 percent of overall employment. Even though farming structures...

Third Call for IPARD II Agriculture Grants to Open Next Week
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Third Call for IPARD II Agriculture Grants to Open Next Week

TIRANA, December 1 Natural and legal citizens working and operating in Albania in specific sectors of agriculture and agro-processing industries will be able to apply for the third call for application under the IPARD II program starting December 10th. The forecast notice issued (see at the end for the Albanian Langauge) by the Agency for...

Five-Month Koran Fishing Ban Announced
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Five-Month Koran Fishing Ban Announced

TIRANA, October 30 A new order published in the Official Gazette on Friday says that the Ministry of Agriculture has imposed a seasonal ban on fishing Koran trout also known as Ohrid trout in Ohrid Lake with effect from November 11th to March 1, 2021. The order defines the intentional catching, transporting, and landing of...

Heavy Hailstorm Hit Konispoli Citrus Orchards
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Heavy Hailstorm Hit Konispoli Citrus Orchards

TIRANA, September 23 The first rainfall of the season accompanied by a hailstorm caused considerable damage to citrus and olive orchards in Konispol and Xarra area, southern Albania. Those are the most important areas for the production of high-quality tangerine and clementine fruits in the country. Farmers reported local damage up to 50 percent of...

Albania’s Agriculture Exports Rise despite COVID-19
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Albania’s Agriculture Exports Rise despite COVID-19

TIRANA, August 19 Albanian farmers who contribute to about 18 percent of the country’s Gross National Product (GDP) were able to increase the volume of exported fruit and vegetables during January-June 2020 by 11.6 percent. Even though they were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictive measures during March, agricultural production continued. However, farmers...

Albanians, Top Global Consumers of Table Olives
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Albanians, Top Global Consumers of Table Olives

TIRANA, August 3 Albanian produced 98,313 tons of olive in 2019, official data from the agriculture sector confirmed. A year-over-year comparison shows that the numbers fall behind compared to 2018 when olive production reached 117,573 tons or nine percent more than in 2017. In the meantime, olive oil production in 2019 was 20,038. Only 174...

Applications for Agricultural Support to Open Soon
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Applications for Agricultural Support to Open Soon

TIRANA, May 22 Albanian farmers can apply to participate in the national agricultural support schemes starting May 29th. According to the Agriculture Rural Development Agency, applications can be submitted online through e-Albania. The agency defines that farmers must follow four steps to qualify for the next stage of the process. First, all interested subjects and...

Buy Local! Support Albanian Food Products
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Buy Local! Support Albanian Food Products

TIRANA, April 17 Stuck at home: Take a look at your fridge, or pantry. How much of what you buy and consume is Albanian? The COVID-19 lockdown might be the best opportunity to evaluate your lifestyle and how your choices can help the environment, local businesses, Albanian producers and farmers. Some tips First, cultivate some...