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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...

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...

Albania among Top Orange Producers in Europe in 2018
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Albania among Top Orange Producers in Europe in 2018

TIRANA, January 6 Albania in 2018 Albania ranked seventh in Europe for the production of fresh oranges with 10,800 tons, Eurostat confirmed its annual publication on EU production and trade in oranges. Albania jumped one spot in 2018 compared to 2017 thus leaving France eighth. Based on the report, the cultivation area in 2018 was...

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...