Category: Agricultural

Albania to Ban Bee-Harming Pesticides

Albania to Ban Bee-Harming Pesticides

TIRANA, May 31 Albania is joining the European Union ban on widely used insecticides due to the serious risk they pose to wild and honey bee populations. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Niko Peleshi informed farmers in Lezha area on the ban of common...

Call for Applications for Network of Traditional Shops Open

Call for Applications for Network of Traditional Shops Open

TIRANA, March 16 Albanian shops that sell traditional products can apply for using ‘EDUA’ brand, which is going to be the official brand of the network of traditional shops and products. EDUA name and brand was the winner of an official competition. The Agency for...

Agriculture Grant Applications to Open on February 28

Agriculture Grant Applications to Open on February 28

TIRANA, February 26 Starting February 28, Albanian farmers can apply for grants from the farming support schemes for their agricultural projects. The only condition is that must have been equipped with an identification number (NUIS) also known as NIPT in Albanian. With the exception of...

No VAT on Jointly Managed Farms Starting Next Week

No VAT on Jointly Managed Farms Starting Next Week

TIRANA, February 14 Jointly-managed farms by a group of farmers in Albania will be exempt from the Value Added Tax (VAT) since the upcoming week. This was confirmed by Minister on Wednesday by Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Niko Peleshi during a meeting he...

EU Okays €71 mln Grant for Agriculture and Rural Development

EU Okays €71 mln Grant for Agriculture and Rural Development

TIRANA, January 24 The European Union (EU) adopted on Tuesday a grant of Euro 71 million under the Rural Development component of the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance – IPA for agriculture and rural development in Albania. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Niko Peleshi declared...

How to get Certified as an Agritourism Business in Albania

How to get Certified as an Agritourism Business in Albania

TIRANA, January 15 There’s a huge potential for agritourism in Albania as the number of people interested in this activity that connects agricultural production with tourism. Therefore the Albanian government adopted the requirements that all agricultural businesses should meet in order to classify for agritourism...