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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...

New Bill to Regulate Wine Grape Processing Industry
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New Bill to Regulate Wine Grape Processing Industry

TIRANA, February 28 A new bill on viticulture and enology will set standard rules on wine grape processing and trading in Albania. The bill that’s expected to be signed into law by the end of the year will define specific criteria and minimize any abuses. The bill aims at setting the rules on production, authorized...

Albanian Medicinal Plants Showcased at BIOFACH 2020
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Albanian Medicinal Plants Showcased at BIOFACH 2020

TIRANA, February 20 Albanian companies representing the medicinal and aromatic plants sector (MAP) attended the world’s leading trade fair for organic food and trade exhibition BIOFACH that was held in Nuremberg, Germany on 12-15 February along with VIVANESS event for natural and organic personal care. Five Albanian companies were among 3,792 exhibitors from across the...

‘Made in Albania’ Fruit and Vegetables at Fruit Logistica 2020
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‘Made in Albania’ Fruit and Vegetables at Fruit Logistica 2020

TIRANA, February 12 ‘Made in Albania’ exporters were among the 3,300 exhibitors at the international leading international fair for fruit and vegetable marketing Fruit Logistica 2020 in Berlin. This edition of the fair held on 5-7 February recorded 72,000 visitors from all over the world. Sustainability was on the focus of this edition of the...

Who is Eligible for Agriculture Funding and Support in 2020
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Who is Eligible for Agriculture Funding and Support in 2020

TIRANA, February 6 A recently adopted verdict by the Council of Ministers defines the main criteria for the eligible beneficiaries of financial support for agriculture and rural development during 2020. Based on the decision adopted on Wednesday, the budget fund will aim at: Increasing the competitiveness of agricultural products, production in protected environments, reducing production...

One Day Left to Apply for IPARD II
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One Day Left to Apply for IPARD II

TIRANA, January 14 The Agriculture and Rural Development Agency (AZHBR) reminds all farmers that the last day for application for funding under IPARD II is January 15, until 16:30 hours. The call is open for all the citizens, natural and legal persons, of Albania that operate their activity in the sector of agriculture and rural...